Importance of 3-hydroxy fatty acid composition of lipopeptides for biosurfactant activity.

@article{Youssef2005ImportanceO3,
  title={Importance of 3-hydroxy fatty acid composition of lipopeptides for biosurfactant activity.},
  author={Noha H Youssef and Kathleen E. Duncan and Michael J McInerney},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={7690-5}
}
Biosurfactant production may be an economic approach to improving oil recovery. To obtain candidates most suitable for oil recovery, 207 strains, mostly belonging to the genus Bacillus, were tested for growth and biosurfactant production in medium with 5% NaCl under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. All strains grew aerobically with 5% NaCl, and 147 strains produced a biosurfactant. Thirty-five strains grew anaerobically with 5% NaCl, and two produced a biosurfactant. In order to relate… CONTINUE READING