Surface active properties and antimicrobial activities of mannosylerythritol lipids as biosurfactants produced by Candida antarctica

  title={Surface active properties and antimicrobial activities of mannosylerythritol lipids as biosurfactants produced by Candida antarctica},
  author={D. Kitamoto and H. Yanagishita and T. Shinbo and T. Nakane and Chiyoshi Kamisawa and T. Nakahara},
  journal={Journal of Biotechnology},
Abstract The interfacial and antimicrobial properties of two kinds of mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL-A and B), which were produced as biosurfactants from soybean oil by a yeast strain of Candida antarctica T-34, were investigated. MEL showed excellent surface and interfacial tension lowering actions and critical micelle concentrations (CMC). At CMCs, they reduced the surface tension and the interfacial tension against n-tetradecane to about 28 and 2 mN m−1, respectively. These interfacial… Expand
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