Rhamnolipid is a potent biodegradable surfactant, which frequently used in pharmaceutical and environmental industries, such as enhanced oil recovery and bioremediation. In this article, Dr. Sony Suhandono and colleagues engineered Escherichia coli for the heterologous host production of rhamnolipid and optimized its production using autoinduction medium and palm oil mill effluent (POME). The result showed that the characteristics of the rhamnolipid by recombinant E. coli is very promising to be used in industries as the most economical way of producing rhamnolipid.
Suhandono, S., Kusuma, SH., Meitha, K. 2021. Characterization and Production of Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant in Recombinant Escherichia coli Using Autoinduction Medium and Palm Oil Mill Effluent. Braz. arch. biol. Technol.64.
Full paper is published in Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology : https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4324-2021200301
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Di-rhamnolipid structure and pPM RHLABC construction map (source: Suhandono et al 2021)
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