Several microbially produced biopolymers are used in the food industry.Today several microorganisms are identified as microbial biopolymer producers and these polymers can be found as attached to the cell surface or extracted from the fermentation medium. Bacteria use these microbial biopolymers as storage materials in response to particular environmental stresses. Due to their biological functions microbial polysaccharides can be generally classified as intracellular storage polysaccharides (glycogen), capsular polysaccharides (e.g., K30 O-Antigen), and extracellular bacterial polysaccharides (for example, levan, xanthan, sphingan, alginate, pullulan, cellulose, etc.), which are important for biofilm formation and pathogenicity.
Related Journals of Microbial biopolymers
Journal of Experimental Food Chemistry, Journal of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry