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Biodiversity of Biosurfactants and Roles in Enhancing the (Bio)availability of Hydrophobic Substrates

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Title of host publicationBiodiversity of Biosurfactants and Roles in Enhancing the (Bio)availability of Hydrophobic Substrates
DatePublished - 28 Mar 2018
Pages75-103
Number of pages29
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9783319505428

Abstract

This chapter focusses on the biodiversity of microbial biosurfactants and the organisms that produce them. Specific attention is given to the low molecular weight glycolipids and lipopeptides produced by bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, Bacillus, Rhodococcus, and Alcanivorax in addition to other glycolipids synthesized by eukaryotic organisms such as Starmerella, Pseudozyma, and Candida spp. The applications of microbial surfactants utilizing their properties for accessing substrates and in microemulsion technology is covered plus reference to potential applications in environmental remediation. Finally a summary of the current state of research and identification of significant areas for further investigation are highlighted.

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