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Published by Elsevier : Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co. in Amsterdam ; New York .
Written in English


  • Polysaccharides.,
  • Microbial polysaccharides.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by M.E. Bushell.
SeriesProgress in industrial microbiology -- v. 18.
ContributionsBushell, M. E.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 257 p. :
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17717880M
ISBN 100444422463

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Microbial polysaccharides. Dextran is a branched bacterial polysaccharide, produced from sucrose via the action of dextransucrase enzyme, 73 consisting of α(1 → 6)-linked d-glucose residues with some degree of branching via α(1 → 3) linkages (Table 1). The molecular weight and degree of branching is dependent on the source of.   In book: Comprehensive food fermentation and biotechnology, Chapter: Chapter 8, Publisher: Asiatech Publisher, Inc., microbial polysaccharides are probably at the origin of their low. This book provides a selection of recently developed methods and protocols in bacterial glycomics to aid in bettering our understanding of the structures and functions of bacterial polysaccharides, their attachments to proteins and lipids, their role in biofilm formation, as well as their biosynthesis. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of microbial polysaccharides, their current uses, and highlights biomedical opportunities. The topics comprise principally a) their extraction, isolation, purification and advanced production processes; b) characterization of their structural, physicochemical, and biological properties, among others, by several techniques; c) description of the.

Bacterial polysaccharides are large, linear polymers typically consisting of species- or strain-specific di- to hexasaccharide repeating units (Ada & Isaacs, ; Yother, ). Polysaccharides isolated from cultured bacteria, however, often vary from batch to batch and harbor impurities that have been linked to adverse effects and. Microbial polysaccharides are produced in two forms, capsular polysaccharide (CPS) and exopolysaccharide (EPS). EPSs of microbial origin are ubiquitous in . It is an essential reading for every one interested in bacterial polysaccharides, from the PhD student to the experimental scientist. The book is a landmark for future research directions and applications of bacterial polysaccharides in medicine, the food industry, and renewable energy production." from Int. J. Food. Microbiol. ()   The second pathway of microbial exopolysaccharide biosynthesis is ATP- binding cassette (ABC) transporter dependent pathway, which is mainly involved in the synthesis of capsular polysaccharide (CPS) [].Capsular polysaccharide synthesized through the ABC transporter dependent pathway is assembled by the action of glycosyltransferases located at the inner membrane of the Author: Sonali Rana, Lata Sheo Bachan Upadhyay.

  In this timely book, experienced and authoritative experts review the most important innovations in the research and biotechnological applications of bacterial polysaccharides. The book takes an interdisciplinary view that examines this fascinating subject area in detail from molecular biology, genome-, transcriptome-, and proteome-wide. The comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date handbook presents the sources, identification, analysis, biosynthesis, biotechnology and applications of important polysaccharides likes starches, cellulose, chitin, gum and microbial polysaccharides. Polysaccharides can exhibit complex structure and various functional activities.   Willis LM, Whitfield C () Structure, biosynthesis, and function of bacterial capsular polysaccharides synthesized by ABC transporter-dependent pathways. Carbohydr Res –44 CrossRef Google Scholar.   Bacterial surface or secreted polysaccharides are molecules that can function as barriers to protect bacterial cells against environmental stresses, as well as act as adhesins or recognition molecules. In some cases, these molecules are immunodominant antigens eliciting a vigorous immune response, while in other cases the expression of polysacchariCited by: