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Soltanighias , T. and Singh , A.E. and Rahi, P. (2017) Mining Bacterial Diversity for Biosurfactants. In: Mining of Microbial Wealth and MetaGenomics. Springer, pp. 443-461.

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A wide range of compounds (biosurfactants) is synthesized by microorganisms especially bacteria. Microbial surfactants are amphiphilic compounds that exhibit surface activity. There is increasing interest in the production and utilization of biosurfactants for several reasons such as environmentally friendly because they are low toxic and biodegradable. Apart from that, biosurfactants carry potential advantages over chemical surfactants due to their unique structures. They have shown great potential applications in various industries, such as medicine, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food processing and oil enhanced recovery, agriculture, and environmental protection. There are different groups of biosurfactant produced by diverse bacteria. The main focus of this chapter is to give an overview on structure and function of different groups of bacterial surfactants and their application in bioremediation and petroleum oil degradation as well as their role in biomedical as therapeutic agents.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Insect Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Mr. Rameshwar Nema
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 09:11
URI: http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/590

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