Exopolymeric substances (EPS) from Bacillus subtilis: polymers and genes encoding their synthesis.

@article{Marvasi2010ExopolymericS,
  title={Exopolymeric substances (EPS) from Bacillus subtilis: polymers and genes encoding their synthesis.},
  author={Massimiliano Marvasi and P T Visscher and Lilliam Casillas Martinez},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={313 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Bacterial exopolymeric substances (EPS) are molecules released in response to the physiological stress encountered in the natural environment. EPS are structural components of the extracellular matrix in which cells are embedded during biofilm development. The chemical nature and functions of these EPS are dependent on the genetic expression of the cells within each biofilm. Although some bacterial matrices have been characterized, understanding of the function of the EPS is relatively limited… CONTINUE READING