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Functions and potential applications of glycolipid biosurfactants--from energy-saving materials to gene delivery carriers.
MEL, which are glycolipid BS produced by a yeast Candida antarctrica, exhibit not only excellent interfacial properties but also remarkable differentiation-inducing activities against human leukemia cells, and should broaden its applications in new advanced technologies. Expand
Microbial conversion of glycerol into glycolipid biosurfactants, mannosylerythritol lipids, by a basidiomycete yeast, Pseudozyma antarctica JCM 10317(T).
A basidiomycete yeast, Pseudozyma antarctica JCM 10317, efficiently produced mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) as glycolipid biosurfactants from glycerol, and the amount of MEL yield reached 16.3 g l(-1) by intermittent feeding of Glycerol. Expand
Surface active properties and antimicrobial activities of mannosylerythritol lipids as biosurfactants produced by Candida antarctica
Abstract The interfacial and antimicrobial properties of two kinds of mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL-A and B), which were produced as biosurfactants from soybean oil by a yeast strain of CandidaExpand
Extracellular Accumulation of Mannosylerythritol Lipids by a Strain of Candida antarctica
A yeast strain, isolated from the exudate of a tree, accumulated biosurfactants abundantly when grown on soybean oil as the sole carbon source. The biosurfactants were found to be a mixture of 4Expand
Microbial Production of Glyceric Acid, an Organic Acid That Can Be Mass Produced from Glycerol
A method for the efficient biotechnological production of GA as a target compound for new surplus glycerol applications in the biodiesel and oleochemical industries is developed and suggests that mADH is involved in GA production by acetic acid bacteria. Expand
Genome Sequence of the Basidiomycetous Yeast Pseudozyma antarctica T-34, a Producer of the Glycolipid Biosurfactants Mannosylerythritol Lipids
The genome sequence of Pseudozyma antarctica T-34 was determined and annotated to provide insights into the properties of this yeast that make it superior for use in the production of functional glycolipids, leading to the further development of P. antarctic for industrial applications. Expand
Self-assembling properties of glycolipid biosurfactants and their potential applications
Abstract Biosurfactants (BS) produced by a variety of microorganisms show unique properties (e.g. mild production conditions, multi-functionality, higher environmental compatibility) compared toExpand
Mannosylerythritol lipids: production and applications.
A brief summary of MEL research over the past few decades is provided, focusing on the identification of M EL-producing fungi, the structural characterization of MEELs, the use of alternative compounds as a primary carbon source, and theUse of these compounds in cosmetic applications. Expand
Production of new types of sophorolipids by Candida batistae.
The phylogenetic approach should lead to the discovery of new biosurfactant producers, and the yeast product possessing high hydrophilicity may facilitate a broad range of applications for SLs. Expand
Production of Glyceric Acid by Gluconobacter sp. NBRC3259 Using Raw Glycerol
Gluconobacter sp. NBRC3259 converted glycerol to glyceric acid (GA). The enantiomeric composition of the GA produced was a mixture of DL-forms with a 77% enantiomeric excess of D-GA. After cultureExpand