Khattar, J I S and Singh, D P and Jindal, N and Kaur, N and Singh, Y and Rahi, P and Gulati, Arvind (2010) Isolation and Characterization of Exopolysaccharides Produced by the Cyanobacterium Limnothrix redekei PUPCCC 116. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 162. pp. 1327-1338.

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Limnothrix redekei PUPCCC 116, a filamentous cyanobacterium, has been identified through 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Exopolysaccharides (EPS) of this organism have been isolated and characterized chemically, and its rheological properties were compared with commercial xanthan. The organism produced 304 μg EPS/ml culture in 21 days. The rate of EPS production was maximum (313 μg EPS/mg protein/day) during the initial days of growth, and it decreased to 140 μg EPS/mg protein/day during 18-21 days of growth. Chemical analysis of EPS revealed the presence of glucose/mannose, ribose, rhamnose, and uronic acid. Fourier transformed infrared spectrum of EPS further revealed the presence of methyl and carboxyl groups besides C–N groups indicating the presence of peptidyl moieties. Elemental analysis of EPS showed the presence of 4.97% N. The organism under continuous light produced 102% more EPS compared to when grown under a light/dark cycle of 14/10 h. The rhelological properties of EPS were comparable with commercial xanthan gum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyanobacterium . Exopolysaccharides . Limnothrix redekei . Monomer composition . Rheology . 16S rRNA gene
Subjects: Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 10:01

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