Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

NAAS Rating: 5.03, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.98 | Free Publication Certificate
updates
NAAS Rating: 5.03 new
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Biosurfactants: Unique properties and their versatile applications

Author(s):
Mary Swarnalatha S and Jaquline Chinna Rani I
Abstract:
Biosurfactants are amphiphilic biological compounds produced extracellularly or as part of the cell membrane by a variety of yeast, bacteria and filamentous fungi various substances including sugars, oils and wastes. They reduce surface tension, critical micelle concentration (CMC) and interfacial tension in both aqueous solutions and hydrocarbon mixtures. Biosurfactant derived from the probiotic species are of biomedical and food interests. They are advantageous as antibacterial and antifungal agents, and they also have the potential for use as antibiofilm agents in biomedical field.
Pages: 684-687  |  201 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mary Swarnalatha S, Jaquline Chinna Rani I. Biosurfactants: Unique properties and their versatile applications. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):684-687.
The Pharma Innovation Journal