Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Nutrition Technology
Summary Bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere, the rhizobacteria, of sorghum, pearl millet, wheat, alfalfa and rice were screened for the production of exopolysaccharide (EPS). Nearly a quarter of the strains produced exopolysaccharides, either capsular or hydrosoluble slime. A majority of the isolates produced slime. Physico-chemical analyses have indicated the ability of certain diazotrophic Pseudomonas paucimobilis isolates from millets and sorghum to produce unique types of EPS, which are highly viscous and thermostable.
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