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Cyanobacteria as new Superproducers of Cyanophycin

06.12.2012
The amino acid polymer cyanophycin can serve as a new and sustainable feedstock for so far petroleum-based plastics or polyaspartic acid. Here we present for the first time cyanobacteria that are able to produce large quantities of cyanophycin. This is mainly achieved by use of a novel variant of the PII protein.

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