Author(s): Carrillo PG, Mardaraz C, PittaAlvarez SI, Giulietti AM
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Abstract Haemolysis has been used as an initial selection criterion for the primary isolation of surfactant-producing bacteria. Only 37 of 492 strains of different origins had haemolytic activity. These 37 strains, together with 49 non-haemolytic ones chosen at random, were studied for surface activity. Only five strains, all of them haemolytic, tested positive. Haemolysis and biosurfactant-production are thus probably associated.
This article was published in World J Microbiol Biotechnol
and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology