Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7048


Jean Paul Sinumvayo

Jean Paul Sinumvayo
School of Biotechnology,

  • Review Article
    Agriculture and Food Applications of Rhamnolipids and its Production by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
    Author(s): Jean Paul Sinumvayo and Nestor IshimweJean Paul Sinumvayo and Nestor Ishimwe

    Rhamnolipids (RLs) are known as very efficient surface-active which are the most investigated biosurfactants usually produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. Other various bacterial species promising producers of rhamnolipids are shown herein. Researchers on rhamnolipids production concentrate their efforts on conventional mutagenesis and metabolic engineering of different strains especially P. aeruginosa. Several modifications of metabolic pathways in combination with optimization of fermentation strategies were suggested to increase the rhamnolipid yields. Unique properties of rhamnolipids, including sequestering, detergency, demulsifying, foaming, emulsifying, thickening, metal, solubilizing, wetting, vesicle forming and phase dispersion make them suitable to be used in a wide range of industrial applications such as cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical formulations and bioremediation o.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000223

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