Rhamnolipid biosurfactants produced by pseudomonas Species


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KAŞKATEPE B., YILDIZ S.

Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, vol.59, pp.1-16, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1678-4324-2016160786
  • Title of Journal : Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16
  • Keywords: application of rhamnolipid, biosurfactant, Pseudomonas spp., rhamnolipid, ENHANCED OIL-RECOVERY, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, FED-BATCH FERMENTATION, SOLE CARBON SOURCE, WASTE FRYING OIL, AERUGINOSA LBI, CONTAMINATED SOIL, NITROGEN-SOURCES, ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, BIOLOGICAL-ACTIVITIES

Abstract

© 2016 Instituto de Tecnologia do Parana.Surfactants are chemical products widely used in our daily life in toothpaste and other personal hygiene and cosmetic products, and in several industries. Biosurfactants are surfactants of biological origin that can be produced by microorganisms and have many advantages, such as low toxicity and high biodegradability, compared to synthetic counterparts. Unfortunately, high production costs limit the use of biosurfactants. Low-cost production is the most important factor for biosurfactants to be able to compete in the global market place. This review presents general information on rhamnolipid biosurfactant produced by Pseudomonas species, as well as on their production and applications. In addition, industrial products and their wastes used for rhamnolipid production are reviewed in detail based on recent studies.