Microbiology Monographs

Biosurfactants

From Genes to Applications

Editors: Soberón-Chávez, Gloria (Ed.)

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Covers the current knowledge and the most recent advances in the field of microbial biosurfactants
  • Each chapter is written by one or more expert scientists working on a particular class of biosurfactants
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Biosurfactants, tensio-active compounds produced by living cells, are now gaining increasing interest due to their potential applications in many different industrial areas in which to date almost exclusively synthetic surfactants have been used. Their unique structures and characteristics are just starting to be appreciated. In addition, biosurfactants are considered to be environmentally “friendly,” relatively non-toxic and biodegradable. This Microbiology Monographs volume deals with the most recent advances in the field of microbial biosurfactants, such as rhamnolipids, serrawettins, trehalolipids, mannosylerythritol lipids, sophorolipids, surfactin and other lipopeptides. Each chapter reviews the characteristics of an individual biosurfactant including the physicochemical properties, the chemical structures, the role in the physiology of the producing microbes, the biosynthetic pathways, the genetic regulation, and the potential biotechnological applications.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Biosurfactants: A General Overview

    Soberón-Chávez, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Rhamnolipids: Detection, Analysis, Biosynthesis, Genetic Regulation, and Bioengineering of Production

    Abdel-Mawgoud, Ahmad Mohammad (et al.)

    Pages 13-55

  • Surfactin and Other Lipopeptides from Bacillus spp.

    Jacques, Philippe

    Pages 57-91

  • Serrawettins and Other Surfactants Produced by Serratia

    Matsuyama, Tohey (et al.)

    Pages 93-120

  • Trehalolipids

    Shao, Zongze

    Pages 121-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosurfactants
Book Subtitle
From Genes to Applications
Editors
  • Gloria Soberón-Chávez
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14490-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14490-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14489-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26524-2
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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