Investigation of potential biosurfactant production among phytopathogenic corynebacteria and related soil microbes

@article{Akit2005InvestigationOP,
  title={Investigation of potential biosurfactant production among phytopathogenic corynebacteria and related soil microbes},
  author={Juliana Akit and David G. Cooper and Kenneth I. Manninen and James E. Zajic},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={145-150}
}
PhytopathogenicCorynebacterium species and related soil microbes were examined for their ability to produce surfactants from hydrocarbon substrate. Surfactant production was detected by the lowering of both surface and interfacial tensions, by the formation of high reciprocal critical micelle concentrations (CMCs), and by the possession of properties of emulsification and demulsification. Whole broth cultures of severalC. fascians strains,C. insidiosum ICPB CI13A,Arthrobacter paraffineus NRRL B… CONTINUE READING