Bacterial cellulose is composed of an ultrafine nanofiber network and well-ordered structure; therefore, it offers several advantages when used as native polymer or in composite systems. In this study, a pool of 34 acetic acid bacteria strains belonging to Komagataeibacter xylinus were screened for their ability to produce bacterial cellulose. Bacterial cellulose layers of different thickness were observed for all the culture strains. A high-producing strain, which secreted more than 23 g/L of bacterial cellulose on the isolation broth during 10 days of static cultivation, was selected and tested in optimized culture conditions. In static conditions, the increase of cellulose yield and the reduction of by-products such as gluconic acid were observed. Dried bacterial cellulose obtained in the optimized broth was characterized to determine its microstructural, thermal, and mechanical properties. All the findings of this study support the use of bacterial cellulose produced by the selected strain for biomedical and food applications.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||Increased production of bacterial cellulose as starting point for scaled-up applications|
|Autori:||Gullo, Maria; Sola, Antonella; Zanichelli, Gabriele; Montorsi, Monia; Messori, Massimo; Giudici, Paolo|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00253-017-8539-3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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