European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2015)

Characterization of new glycosophorolipid-surfactant produced by Aspergillus Niger and Aspergillus flavus


Akintunde Taofeeq Adekunle, Boboye Bolatito Ester, Abioye Olabisi Peter, Oyeleke Solomon Bankole, Ijjah Udeme Joshia Joshua, Suleiman Alfa

Five fungal species were isolated from an abandoned heavy metals contaminated soil, identified as Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Mucor mucedo and Trycophyton mentagrophyte and were screened for biosurfactants production using oil spreading technique and emulsification stability test. Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus produced biosurfactants on the broth of Mineral Salt Medium containing 2% of crude oil. These biosurfactants were partially purified and characterized by Thin Layer Chromatography and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry analysis. The analyses signify Glycolipid biosurfactants specifically designated as glycosophorolipid Sf1 and glycosophorolipid Sf2 respectively, containing fatty acids with various functional groups.
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Akintunde Taofeeq Adekunle, Boboye Bolatito Ester, Abioye Olabisi Peter, Oyeleke Solomon Bankole, Ijjah Udeme Joshia Joshua, Suleiman Alfa. Characterization of new glycosophorolipid-surfactant produced by Aspergillus Niger and Aspergillus flavus. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2015, Pages 34-39
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience