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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 1997 Jun;8(3):313-6.

Bioemulsans: microbial polymeric emulsifiers.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel. eugene@ccsg.tau.ac.il

Abstract

Bioemulsans are amphipathic proteins and/or polysaccharides that stabilize oil-in-water emulsions. Bioemulsans are produced by a wide diversity of microorganisms and have potential applications in the food, paper, paint, bioremediation, agriculture, detergent and cosmetics industries. The production of the RAG-1 emulsan has been studied in batch-fed fermentors via self-cycling fermentation and with immobilized cells using a Celite support matrix. Bioemulsans have several advantages over lower molecular weight emulsifiers presently used in industry. The last few years have seen a number of new bioemulsans described with commercial applications.

PMID:
9206012
DOI:
10.1016/s0958-1669(97)80009-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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