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China Biotechnology
China Biotechnology  2015, Vol. 35 Issue (11): 85-91    DOI: 10.13523/j.cb.20151112
Research Advance on Exopolysaccharides Synthesized by Lactic Acid Bacteria
TONG Liang-qin, QU Ya-jun, CHEN Min
Natioal Glycoengineering Research Center, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, College of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
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Exopolysaccharides (EPS)of lactic acid bacteria (LAB)are natural polymers produced by LAB. As a new type of natural food additives, EPS of LAB catch the attention of researchers by its immense physiological function and industrial potential. But due to the differences between the composition and function of EPS, It is difficult to establish universal methods and criterions of detection. Also, how to improve the yield of EPS is a great challenge.The genetics of EPS, structure analysis, structure-function relationship, biological activity and further researches will be summarized.

Key wordsExopolysaccharides      Lactic acid bacteria      Biological activity      Structure analysis      Structure-function relationship     
Received: 17 June 2015      Published: 25 November 2015
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TONG Liang-qin, QU Ya-jun, CHEN Min. Research Advance on Exopolysaccharides Synthesized by Lactic Acid Bacteria. China Biotechnology, 2015, 35(11): 85-91.

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