Structure of bacterial extracellular polymeric substances at different pH values as determined by SAXS.

@article{Doga2005StructureOB,
  title={Structure of bacterial extracellular polymeric substances at different pH values as determined by SAXS.},
  author={Iztok Dog{\vs}a and Manfred Kriechbaum and David Stopar and Peter Laggner},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={2711-20}
}
Extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) play an important role in cell aggregation, cell adhesion, and biofilm formation, and protect cells from a hostile environment. The EPS was isolated by trichloroacetic acid/ethanol extraction from broth culture of a marine bacterium isolate. The EPS was composed of glucose and galactose as determined by HPLC and TLC… CONTINUE READING