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Biosurfactants from Fungi: A Review

Garima Bhardwaj1, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra2 and Harish Kumar Chopra1*
1Department of Chemistry, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal - 148106, Sangrur, Pubjab, India
2Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector-39-A, Chandigarh-160036, India
Corresponding Author : Harish Kumar Chopra
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
Longowal - 148106, Sangrur, Pubjab, India
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Received September 17, 2013; Accepted November 08, 2013; Published November 16, 2013
Citation: Bhardwaj G, Cameotra SS, Chopra HK (2013) Biosurfactants from Fungi: A Review. J Phylogenetics Evol Biol 4:160. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000160
Copyright: © 2013 Bhardwaj G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Biosurfactants are the surfactants of microbial origin. They offer so many advantages over their synthetic counterparts due to their biodegradable and environmental friendly nature, that’s why gaining much more attention in creating the era of green technology. Their applications range from cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food processes as emulsifiers, humectants, preservatives, detergents etc. The present review deals with the production, purification, characterization and applications of various fungal biosurfactants.

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