Production of polysaccharides

Gordon A. Morris, Stephen E. Harding

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Over the last 20 years, there has been an expanding interest in the production of polysaccharides produced extracellularly by microorganisms for food, pharmaceutical, and medical applications including vaccines (Jones, 2005; Freitas et al., 2011). The wide range of their usefulness derives from a great diversity of structural, conformational, and functional properties (Morris and Harding, 2009; Pereira et al., 2009; Freitas et al., 2011) even though they are built up from very similar building blocks: pyranose (six-membered) or furanose (five-membered) carbohydrate ring structures (Table 10.1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology in Agriculture and Food Processing
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities and Challenges
EditorsParmjit S. Panesar, Satwinder S. Marwaha
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781439888384
ISBN (Print)9781439888360, 9781138073265
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2013


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