Biosurfactants: A Boon to Healthcare, Agriculture & Environmental Sustainability

Omics Perspectives Regarding Biosurfactant Biosynthesis and the Suitability of Site Bioremediation and Developments

Author(s): Arabinda Jena* and Sameer Ranjan Sahoo

Pp: 200-221 (22)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196924124010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Modern compounds are called biosurfactants. Their application(s) interfere with day-to-day activities of human beings. The economics of production place a significant restriction on the broad applicability of biosurfactant(s). There can be many ways to overcome this. This study primarily focuses on current technical advancements in biosurfactant research. One of the innovations is the application of metabolomic and sequence-based omics approaches, which have evolved into a high-throughput essential tool for the detection of biosurfactant producers. Many bacteria produce ethanol, microbial lipids, polyhydroxyalkanoates, and other value-added compounds in addition to biosurfactants. The use of metabolic engineering techniques can further address restrictions while also improving the overall process's economics. The yield of biosurfactants is increased by the tailoring technique, which enables variation in the composition of the congeners produced. By enhancing their bioavailability or water solubility, bio-based surfactants have demonstrated promising effects in reducing pollution in terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Due to the expanding market for biosurfactants, this investigation identified technologically feasible developments in biosurfactant research that might help researchers create more trustworthy and secure technologies. 

Keywords: Biosurfactants, Bioremediation, Metabolomics, Metagenomics, Metabolic engineering.

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