Microbial biosurfactants production, applications and future potential

Abstract

Microorganisms synthesise a wide range of surface-active compounds (SAC), generally called biosurfactants. These compounds are mainly classified according to their molecular weight, physico-chemical properties and mode of action. The low-molecular-weight SACs or biosurfactants reduce the surface tension at the air/water interfaces and the interfacial… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00253-010-2589-0

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@article{Banat2010MicrobialBP, title={Microbial biosurfactants production, applications and future potential}, author={Ibrahim M Banat and Andrea Franzetti and Isabella Gandolfi and Giuseppina Bestetti and Maria Giovanna Martinotti and Letizia Fracchia and Thomas J. P. Smyth and Roger Marchant}, journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology}, year={2010}, volume={87}, pages={427-444} }