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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005 Oct;68(6):718-25. Epub 2005 Oct 13.

Production of rhamnolipids by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Departamento de Bioprocesos y Biocatálisis, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico. gloria@biomedicas.unam.mx

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces glycolipidic surface-active molecules (rhamnolipids) which have potential biotechnological applications. Rhamnolipids are produced by P. aeruginosa in a concerted manner with different virulence-associated traits. Here, we review the rhamnolipids biosynthetic pathway, showing that it has metabolic links with numerous bacterial products such as alginate, lipopolysaccharide, polyhydroxyalkanoates, and 4-hydroxy-2-alkylquinolines (HAQs). We also discuss the factors controlling the production of rhamnolipids and the proposed roles this biosurfactant plays in P. aeruginosa lifestyle.

PMID:
16160828
DOI:
10.1007/s00253-005-0150-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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