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Experientia

, Volume 49, Issue 12, pp 1037–1041 | Cite as

Exopolysaccharide production byVolcaniella eurihalina

  • E. Quesada
  • V. Bejar
  • C. Calvo
Multi-author Review

Abstract

The application of microbial extracellular polymers began in the 1960s, and since then there has been a remarkable increase in their commercial use. They are used in the food, textile, pharmaceutical, agricultural, paint and petroleum industries.Volcaniella eurihalina, a moderately halophilic eubacterium, produces an extracellular polysaccharide whose physical and chemical properties could be of interest for various industrial applications. The aim of this investigation is to analyze the different environmental parameters which influence the production of polysaccharide, and to study its chemical composition and the rheological properties of its solutions.

Key words

EPS exopolysaccharides biopolymers moderately halophilic eubacteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Quesada
    • 1
  • V. Bejar
    • 1
  • C. Calvo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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