Bacterial cellulose production, properties and applications with different culture methods: A review

Jing Wang, Javad Tavakoli, Youhong Tang

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Abstract

Bacterial cellulose (BC) is an organic compound produced by certain types of bacteria. In natural habitats, the majority of bacteria synthesize extracellular polysaccharides, such as cellulose, which form protective envelopes around the cells. Many methods are currently being investigated to enhance cellulose growth. The various celluloses produced by different bacteria possess different morphologies, structures, properties, and applications. However, the literature lacks a comprehensive review of the different methods of BC production, which are critical to BC properties and their final applications. The aims of this review are to provide an overview of the production of BC from different culture methods, to analyze the characteristics of particular BC productions, to indicate existing problems associated with different methods, and to choose suitable culture approaches for BC applications in different fields. The main goals for future studies have also been discussed here.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalCARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS
Volume219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Bacterial Cellulose
  • Properties
  • Applications
  • Culture Methods
  • Static culture
  • Bioreactor
  • Culture methods
  • Bacterial cellulose
  • Agitated culture

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