• Overview on cyanobacterial exopolysaccharides and biofilms: role in bioremediation

    1 month ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Ubiquitous presence of cyanobacteria even under extreme conditions since millions of years is due to their ease in adaptability to these environments through various cellular and molecular modifications. Formation of biofilms has been found to be one of the effective modes of survival under harsh environmental conditions, with exopolysaccharides contributing to the formation of these biofilms. Cyanobacterial EPS are unique heteropolysaccharides and being anionic in nature, they have the capabilities for excellent heavy metal adsorption and thus, play a vital role in conferring...
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