Phosphate enhances levan production in the endophytic bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus Pal5.

@article{Idogawa2014PhosphateEL,
  title={Phosphate enhances levan production in the endophytic bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus Pal5.},
  author={Nao Idogawa and Ryuta Amamoto and Kousaku Murata and Shigeyuki Kawai},
  journal={Bioengineered},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={173-9}
}
Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is a gram-negative and endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacterium that has several beneficial effects in host plants; thus, utilization of this bacterium as a biofertilizer in agriculture may be possible. G. diazotrophicus synthesizes levan, a D-fructofuranosyl polymer with β-(2→6) linkages, as an exopolysaccharide and the… CONTINUE READING