Surfactin and iturin A effects on Bacillus subtilis surface hydrophobicity.

@article{Ahimou2000SurfactinAI,
  title={Surfactin and iturin A effects on Bacillus subtilis surface hydrophobicity.},
  author={Ahimou and Dr Jacques and Deleu},
  journal={Enzyme and microbial technology},
  year={2000},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={749-754}
}
The synthesis of extracellular molecules such as biosurfactants should have major consequences on bacterial adhesion. These molecules may be adsorbed on surfaces and modify their hydrophobicities. Certain strains of Bacillus subtilis synthesize the lipopeptides, which exhibit antibiotic and surface active properties. In this study the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis of the culture supernatants of the seven B. subtilis strains, showed that the lipopeptide profile varied… CONTINUE READING

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