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Table 4 Overview of studies reporting PHA production from whey-based culture media

From: Integrated systems for biopolymers and bioenergy production from organic waste and by-products: a review of microbial processes

Strain Type of PHA Operation mode Time to PHAmax [h] PHA concentration [g l−1] PHA content [%] References
Recombinant E. coli (C. necator genes) P(3HB) Batch 49 5.2 81.3 [42]
Recombinant E. coli (C. necator genes) GCSC 6576 P(3HB) Fed-batch with oxygen limitation 52 25 80 [35]
Fed-batch without oxygen limitation 35 32 57
Pseudomonas hydrogenovora DSM 1749 P(3HB) Fed-batch 41 1.27 12 [29]
P(3HB-co-3HV) 31 1.44 12
Recombinant E. coli K24 K (Azotobacter spp. genes) P(3HB) Fed-batch 24 51.1 72.9 [43]
Recombinant E. coli CGSC 4401 P(3HB) Fed-batch 36.5 96.2 80.5 [12]
Recombinant E. coli CGSC 4401 (A. latus genes) P(3HB) Fed-batch 30-l bioreactor 26 35.5 70 [44]
Fed-batch 300-l bioreactor 20 20 67