New Publication – Polygalacturonase and Pectinase Test Methods

In this publication, we discuss methods for the “…consistent and efficient assays for polygalacturonase and pectinase activities, using polygalacturonic acid and citrus pectin…” This study was designed around enzymes produced by Aspergillus niger and Trichoderma reesei. Each test culture was grown with different inducing carbon sources. Then, multiple experiments tracked …

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New Publication – Rhamnolipids to lyse zoospores

Rhamnolipids are a group of biosurfactants that can be used for controlling zoosporic plant pathogens. These plant pests can cause major crop damage during the rainy seasons. It is well known that soybeans have been susceptible to zoospore based fungal attacks.  In this article, the anti-zoospore effects different rhamnolipid molecules …

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Publication in The European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

Ethyl rhamnolipids as a renewable source to produce biopolyurethanes: DOI Link to Article (10.1002/ejlt.20140029)  ABSTRACT (in Brief): Lipids are an attractive feedstock to produce biopolyurethanes. Here we show that ethyl-rhamnolipids can be used to synthesize polyurethanes. Rhamnolipids are an environmentally friendly and renewable feedstock produced through microbial fermentation. In this …

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