Potential of unicellular cyanobacteria from saline environments as exopolysaccharide producers.

@article{Philippis1998PotentialOU,
  title={Potential of unicellular cyanobacteria from saline environments as exopolysaccharide producers.},
  author={Roberto De Philippis and Maria Cristina Margheri and Riccardo Materassi and Massimo Vincenzini},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={1130-2}
}
Fifteen Cyanothece strains isolated from saline environments have been characterized with regard to exopolysaccharide (EPS) production. The polymers contained six to eight monosaccharides, with one or two acidic sugars. In some EPS samples, the additional presence of acetyl, pyruvyl, and/or sulfate groups was also detected.