exopolysaccharide


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ex·o·pol·y·sac·cha·ride

 (ĕk′sə-pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′)
n.
A mucoid polysaccharide matrix produced by bacterial colonies, such as those in biofilms, that protects against heat, antibiotics, and other chemicals.
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Here, the starter culture, which consisted of RD-534-S1 and exopolysaccharide strain RD-534 Lactobacillus bulgaricus L210R (RD-534-S1/L210R), led to a 1.
Davies DG, Chakrabarty AM, Geesey GG (1993) Exopolysaccharide production in biofilms: substratum activition of alginate gene expression by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
aurius isolates showed a condensed exopolysaccharide matrix (slime) surrounding the bacterial cell wall as revealed by electron microscopy and immunofluorescence.
It is a fungal exopolysaccharide produced from starch by Aureobasidium pullulans (1).
Aureobasidium pullulans ATCC 42023 is an environmental fungus found in soil and on plant leaves that produces both melanin-like pigments and exopolysaccharides such as pullulan.
One important gene activated by surface adhesion is algC, which encodes exopolysaccharide alginate, the key component of P.
Ramasubbu also explained that the exopolysaccharide mediates resistance to killing by antibiotics, detergents and antimicrobial peptides.
High-frequency rugose exopolysaccharide production by Vibrio cholerae.
The technological process is carried out by injection of the gelling composition into injection wells, which is a xanthan exopolysaccharide based composition consisting of a microbial origin biopolymer and cross-linking agent.
21), (38) A biofilm is a gathering of sessile microorganisms encased by a self-generated hydrated exopolysaccharide matrix, firmly attached to a surface.