Exopolysaccharides in biofilms, flocs and related structures.

  title={Exopolysaccharides in biofilms, flocs and related structures.},
  author={Ian W. Sutherland},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={43 6},
  • Ian W. Sutherland
  • Published 2001 in
    Water science and technology : a journal of the…
In biofilms, flocs and similar multispecies microbial communities, exopolysaccharides (EPSs) are always present, frequently as the major component other than water. The EPSs vary widely in their composition, structure and properties and thus it is impossible to generalise about their contribution to biofilm or floc structure. Relatively few of the polymers obtained from biofilms and flocs have been adequately purified and analysed but such evidence as is so far available suggests that the… CONTINUE READING

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