Biotechnology of Microbial Exopolysaccharides

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 18, 1990 - Medical - 163 pages
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This volume provides a thorough account of the structure and synthesis of microbial exopolysaccharides and of their widespread application across a broad range of industries, including food, oil and medicine. The successful exploitation of these polysaccharides requires a sound scientific understanding of their chemical and physical properties and also their biochemistry and biosynthesis.
 

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Contents

Polysaccharide analysis and structural determination
12
Exopolysaccharide structure
20
Enzymes degrading exopolysaccharides
38
Biosynthesis
54
Physiology and industrial production
70
Genetics control and regulation of exopolysaccharide
89
Physical properties of exopolysaccharides
102
Industrial uses of microbial polysaccharides
126
Medical applications of exopolysaccharides
141
The future for microbial exopolysaccharides
149
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