1. Exploring the Capacity of Halophilic Microorgansisms to Synthesize Exopolysaccharides with Interesting Properties
2. Sources, Biosynthesis, Properties, Structures and Applications of Halophilic Exopolysaccharides
Annarita Poli, Paola Di Donato, Ilaria Finore, Luigi Leone and Barbara Nicolaus
3. Exopolysaccharide Production by Thermophilic Microorganisms
Songul Yasar Yildiz
4. Engineering of Microbial Polysaccharide Structures
5. Microbial Exopolysaccharides Based Drug Delivery Systems
Aynur Muduroglu Kirmizibekmez, Songul Yasar Yildiz and Özlem Ates Duru
6. Fructan Biosynthesis in Bacteria
Lázaro Hernández, Yamira Quintero and Alexis Musacchio
7. Exopolysaccharides from Genus Weissella and their Functional Applications
Rwivoo Baruah and Arun Goyal
8. Fructans as Natural, Bioactive Cosmeceutical Ingredients
Merve Erginer Hasköylü, Margarita Kambourova and Ebru Toksoy Öner
9. Levan as a Bioactive Material for Medical Applications
Sinem Selvin Selvi?, Elif Pi?ranlioglu, Tugçe Dogruel, Edina Eminagic, Muhammed Yusuf Kandur and Ebru Toksoy Öner
10. Molecular Modification of Levan and Biotechnological Applications of its Derivatives
Edmilson Clarindo de Siqueira, Bogdan Doboszewski, Juliana de Souza Rebouças, Irapuan Oliveira Pinheiro, Ebru Toksoy Öner and Fabio Rocha Formiga
11. Cloning and Partial Characterization of an Extracellular Dextransucrase Coding Region (DSR-V) from Leuconostoc citreumM-3
Reinaldo H. Fraga Vidal, Sandra Pacios Michelena, Roberto C. Arísticas Ribalta, Lisandra Martínez Valdés, Meinardo Lafargue Gámez, Amanda Montes Alvarez, Magali Remaud-Siméon and Pierre Monsan
Exopolysaccharides produced by microorganisms are rapidly emerging as new and industrially important biomaterials. Due to their unique structures and novel functionality microbial exopolysaccharides have a myriad of commercial applications in fields ranging from agriculture and medicine to the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Written by an international team of experts this authoritative volume describes the most recent and innovative research and developments in the field. Topics include: exopolysaccharide production by halophilic and thermophilic microorganisms, exopolysaccharides from Weissella and Leuconostoc, fructan biosynthesis, engineering of microbial polysaccharide structures, molecular modification of levan, levan in medical and biotechnological applications, and much more.
Essential reading for everyone with an interest in microbial polysaccharides, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, this book provides a timely review of the current and most topical areas of research. The volume is a recommended purchase for all commercial and academic laboratories involved in polysaccharides research.