Biosurfactants are considered a possible green alternative to chemical surfactants for countless commercial products including detergents and cleaners, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, food additives, emulsifiers, and dispersants for bioremediation. Organisms from extreme environments are well-adapted to the harsh conditions and represent an exciting avenue of discovery of naturally occurring biosurfactants. In this study, we report the genome analysis of Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020, an aerobic ƴ-proteobacterium isolated from an Antarctic coastal seawater sample collected in the vicinity of the French Antarctic station Dumont d'Urville, Terre Adelie (66°40' S; 140° 01' E) which has been shown to produce biosurfactants. Biochemical assays indicate that Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020 can produce one or more excellent emulsifiers and a biosurfactant which is able to reduce the surface tension of a Gut medium. Next generation sequencing and genome mining allowed the identification of a plethora of biosynthetic gene clusters possibly involved in the production of emulsifying agents, just waiting to be isolated and characterized. This study paves the way for a more thorough investigation into the potential biotechnological applications of this new Antarctic strain.

Genome analysis of a new biosurfactants source: The Antarctic bacterium Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020 / Riccardi, Christopher; D'Angelo, Caterina; Calvanese, Marzia; Ricciardelli, Annarita; Tutino, Maria Luisa; Parrilli, Ermenegilda; Fondi, Marco. - In: MARINE GENOMICS. - ISSN 1874-7787. - ELETTRONICO. - 61:(2022), pp. 0-0. [10.1016/j.margen.2021.100922]

Genome analysis of a new biosurfactants source: The Antarctic bacterium Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020

Riccardi, Christopher
Investigation
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Fondi, Marco
Conceptualization
2022

Abstract

Biosurfactants are considered a possible green alternative to chemical surfactants for countless commercial products including detergents and cleaners, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, food additives, emulsifiers, and dispersants for bioremediation. Organisms from extreme environments are well-adapted to the harsh conditions and represent an exciting avenue of discovery of naturally occurring biosurfactants. In this study, we report the genome analysis of Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020, an aerobic ƴ-proteobacterium isolated from an Antarctic coastal seawater sample collected in the vicinity of the French Antarctic station Dumont d'Urville, Terre Adelie (66°40' S; 140° 01' E) which has been shown to produce biosurfactants. Biochemical assays indicate that Psychrobacter sp. TAE2020 can produce one or more excellent emulsifiers and a biosurfactant which is able to reduce the surface tension of a Gut medium. Next generation sequencing and genome mining allowed the identification of a plethora of biosynthetic gene clusters possibly involved in the production of emulsifying agents, just waiting to be isolated and characterized. This study paves the way for a more thorough investigation into the potential biotechnological applications of this new Antarctic strain.
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