Isolation and selection of biosurfactant-producing bacteria
- Cite this article as:
- Carrillo, P.G., Mardaraz, C., Pitta-Alvarez, S.I. et al. World J Microbiol Biotechnol (1996) 12: 82. doi:10.1007/BF00327807
- 829 Downloads
Haemolysis has been used as an initial selection criterion for the primary isolation of surfactant-producing bacteria. Only 37 of 492 strains of different origins had haemolytic activity. These 37 strains, together with 49 non-haemolytic ones chosen at random, were studied for surface activity. Only five strains, all of them haemolytic, tested positive. Haemolysis and biosurfactant-production are thus probably associated.