LEVAN PRODUCTION POTENTIALS FROM DIFFERENT HYPERSALINE ENVIRONMENTS IN TURKEY

Hakan Çakmak
2020 Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences  
Keywords: halophilic, levan, screening INTRODUCTION Microbial exopolysaccharides (EPS) are one of the major groups of biopolymers and they have unique functions; therefore many biopolymers are already being produced commercially on large scales. As a result, EPSs have increased attraction because of industrial and medical applications (Rehm, 2010). Among of microbial polysaccharides; pullulan, xanthan, dextran, levan have long been the focus of interest owing to extraordinary characteristics
more » ... characteristics (Iyer et al., 2006) . The one of significant EPSs, levan is a β(2-6)-linked fructose homopolysaccharide that is extracellularly generated from sugar-based substrates by various microorganisms such as species of Zymomonas,
doi:10.15414/jmbfs.2020.10.1.61-64 fatcat:2mna5oumaze5lc76r4esxdyu5a