Surfactin and Other Lipopeptides from Bacillus spp.

JACQUES P. (2011), In: Biosurfactants Microbiology Monographs (Soberon-Chavez G. Ed.), Volume 20, pp 57-91, Springer.

Isolated during 1950s and 1960s, the group of lipopeptides from Bacillus spp. gather more than 30 different peptides linked to various fatty acid chains. More than a 100 different compounds can so be described. In this chapter, they are classified into four main families: the surfactins, the iturins, the fengycins or plipastatins and the kurstakins.

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