Production and food applications of microbial biopolymers

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Abstract

Microbial biopolymers are polymeric substances synthesized by microorganisms. They include polysaccharides, polyamides, polyesters, and polyanhydrides (Rehm, 2010). Depending on their composition and molecular weight, microbial polymers have properties that range from rheology modifiers of aqueous systems to bioplastics, which makes them useful in many industrial applications (e.g., agro-food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textile, paper, and oil recovery) (Moreno et al., 1998).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology
PublisherCRC Press
Pages61-83
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781439895467
ISBN (Print)9781439895450
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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    Freitas, F., Alves, V. D., Coelhoso, I., & Reis, M. A. M. (2013). Production and food applications of microbial biopolymers. In Engineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology (pp. 61-83). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b15426