Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Biosurfactants: Unique properties and their versatile applications
Mary Swarnalatha S and Jaquline Chinna Rani I
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.
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.