Production and characterization of biosurfactants from Bacillus licheniformis F2.2.

@article{Thaniyavarn2003ProductionAC,
  title={Production and characterization of biosurfactants from Bacillus licheniformis F2.2.},
  author={Jiraporn Thaniyavarn and Niran Roongsawang and Takayuki Kameyama and Mitsuru Haruki and T. Imanaka and Masaaki Morikawa and Shigenori Kanaya},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1239-44}
}
A biosurfactant-producing strain, Bacillus licheniformis F2.2, was isolated from a fermented food in Thailand. The strain was capable of producing a new biosurfactant, BL1193, as well as two kinds of popular lipopeptide biosurfactants, plipastatin and surfactin. Mass spectrometry and FT-IR analysis indicated that BL1193 had a molecular mass of 1,193 Da with no peptide portion in the molecule. While plipastatin and surfactin were abundantly produced in a nutrient YPD medium, BL1193 was produced… CONTINUE READING

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