Rola ramnolipidów w środowisku naturalnym

Translated title of the contribution: Role of rhamnolipids in the natural environment

Lukasz Lawniczak, Katarzyna Czaczyk, Mikolaj Owsianiak, Lukasz Chrzanowski

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Rhamnolipids are glycolipidic surfactants of bacterial origin. In the past 20 years rhamnolipids were often associated with the mediation of uptake of hydrophobic substrates by bacterial cells. Recent research has provided evidence that rhamnolipids primarily play a role in surface-associated modes of bacterial mobility and are involved in biofilm development. This review gives an insight into the current state of knowledge on these roles of the rhamnolipid biosurfactants.
Translated title of the contributionRole of rhamnolipids in the natural environment
Original languagePolish
JournalPostepy Mikrobiologii
Pages (from-to)17-30
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Biofilm
  • Biosurfactant
  • Rhamnolipids


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