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Biosurfactants, bioemulsifiers and exopolysaccharides from marine microorganisms

Satpute, Surekha K., Banat, Ibrahim and et al., et al (2010) Biosurfactants, bioemulsifiers and exopolysaccharides from marine microorganisms. Biotechnology Advances, 28 (4). pp. 436-450. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2010.02.006


Marine biosphere offers wealthy flora and fauna, which represents a vast natural resource of imperative functional commercial grade products. Among the various bioactive compounds, biosurfactant (BS)/bioemulsifiers (BE) are attracting major interest and attention due to their structural and functional diversity. The versatile properties of surface active molecules find numerous applications in various industries. Marine microorganisms such as Acinetobacter, Arthrobacter, Pseudomonas, Halomonas, Myroides, Corynebacteria, Bacillus, Alteromonas sp. have been studied for production of BS/BE and exopolysaccharides (EPS). Due to the enormity of marine biosphere, most of the marine microbial world remains unexplored. The discovery of potent BS/BE producing marine microorganism would enhance the use of environmental biodegradable surface active molecule and hopefully reduce total dependence or number of new application oriented towards the chemical synthetic surfactant industry. Our present review gives comprehensive information on BS/BE which has been reported to be produced by marine microorganisms and their possible potential future applications.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:15292
Deposited By: Professor Ibrahim Banat
Deposited On:22 Sep 2010 10:55
Last Modified:07 Apr 2014 10:50

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