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exopolysaccharide

Definitions

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  • n. A polymer composed of sugar residues, secreted by a microorganism into the surrounding environment.

Etymologies

exo- +‎ polysaccharide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Pickard D, Wain J, Baker S, Line A, Chohan S, et al. (2003) Composition, acquisition, and distribution of the Vi exopolysaccharide-encoding Salmonella enterica pathogenicity island SPI-7.

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  • ATCC 33047 releases to the medium substantial amounts of an exopolysaccharide (EPS) The EPS exhibits interesting rheological properties, and contributes to easy harvesting of biomass The EPS can find different applications, including fermentation

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