Biosurfactants pp 185-202 | Cite as

Selected Microbial Glycolipids: Production, Modification and Characterization

  • Olof Palme
  • Anja Moszyk
  • Dimitri Iphöfer
  • Siegmund Lang
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 672)


This chapter deals with two types of biosurfactants that are not in the spotlight of general research: glycoglycerolipids and oligosaccharide lipids. The main focus is on glycolglycerolipids from marine bacteria like Microbacterium spec. DSM 12583, Micrococcus luteus (Hel 12/2) and Bacillus pumilus strain AAS3 and on oligosaccharide lipids from Tsukamurella spec. DSM 44370 and Nocardia corynebacteroides SM1. General and special structures, microbial producers, production conditions and chemo-enzymatic modifications as well as properties are outlined.


Acyl Chain Acylation Position Phospholipid Model Membrane Microbial Glycolipid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olof Palme
    • 1
  • Anja Moszyk
    • 1
  • Dimitri Iphöfer
    • 2
  • Siegmund Lang
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnology Group Institute of Biochemistry and BiotechnologyTechnical University of BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biotechnology GroupTechnical University of BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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