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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Biosurfactant production by Bacillus subtilis using cassava-processing effluent
Author: Nitschke, M
Pastore, GM
Abstract: A cassava flour-processing effluent (manipueira) was evaluated as a substrate for surfactant production by two Bacillus subtilis strains. B. subtilis ATCC 21332 reduced the surface tension of the medium to 25.9 mN/m, producing a crude biosurfactant concentration of 2.2 g/L. The wild-type strain, B. subtilis LB5a, reduced the surface tension of the medium to 26.6 mN/m, giving a crude biosurfactant concentration of 3.0 g/L. A decrease in surfactant concentration observed for B. subtilis ATCC 21332 seemed to be related to an increase in protease activity. The biosurfactant produced on cassava effluent medium by B. subtilis LB5a was similar to surfactin.
Subject: biosurfactant
Bacillus subtilis
cassava effluent
Country: EUA
Editor: Humana Press Inc
Citation: Applied Biochemistry And Biotechnology. Humana Press Inc, v. 112, n. 3, n. 163, n. 172, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1385/ABAB:112:3:163
Date Issue: 2004
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