Emulsification potential of a newly isolated biosurfactant-producing bacterium, Rhodococcus sp. strain TA6.

@article{Shavandi2011EmulsificationPO,
  title={Emulsification potential of a newly isolated biosurfactant-producing bacterium, Rhodococcus sp. strain TA6.},
  author={Mahmoud Shavandi and Ghasemali Mohebali and Azam Haddadi and Heidar Shakarami and Ashrafossadat Nuhi},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={477-82}
}
An indigenous biosurfactant producing bacterium, Rhodococcus sp. strain TA6 was isolated from Iranian oil contaminated soil using an efficient enrichment and screening method. During growth on sucrose and several hydrocarbon substrates as sole carbon source, the bacterium could produce biosurfactants. As a result of biosurfactant synthesis, the surface tension of the growth medium was reduced from 68mNm(-1) to values below 30mNm(-1). The biosurfactant was capable of forming stable emulsions… CONTINUE READING

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