Pseudomonas aeruginosa rhamnolipids: biosynthesis and potential applications

  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa rhamnolipids: biosynthesis and potential applications},
  author={Raina M Maier and Gloria Sober{\'o}n-Ch{\'a}vez},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces and secretes rhamnose-containing glycolipid biosurfactants called rhamnolipids. This review describes rhamnolipid biosynthesis and potential industrial and environmental applications of rhamnolipids. Rhamnolipid production is dependent on central metabolic pathways, such as fatty acid synthesis and dTDP-activated sugars, as well as on enzymes participating in the production of the exopolysaccharide alginate. Synthesis of these surfactants is regulated by a very… CONTINUE READING

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