Production of Biosurfactant by Hydrocarbon Degrading Rhodococcus Ruber and Rhodococcus Erythropolis

@inproceedings{Bicca1999ProductionOB,
  title={Production of Biosurfactant by Hydrocarbon Degrading Rhodococcus Ruber and Rhodococcus Erythropolis},
  author={Fl{\'a}vio Correa Bicca and Leonardo Colombo Fleck and Marco Ant{\^o}nio Z{\'a}chia Ayub},
  year={1999}
}
There is world wide concern about the liberation of hydrocarbons in the environment, both from industrial activities and from accidental spills of oil and oil-related compounds. Biosurfactants, which are natural emulsifiers of hydrocarbons, are produced by some bacteria, fungi and yeast. They are polymers, totally or partially extracellular, with an amphipathyc structure, which allows them to form micelles that accumulate at the interface between liquids of different polarities such as water… CONTINUE READING