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TitleGellan Gum
Author(s)Rodrigues, Célia Fortuna
Andrade, José Carlos
Sphingomonas elodea
bacterial exopolysaccharides
biomedical applications
drug delivery
tissue engineering
Issue date22-Jan-2016
PublisherCRC Press
CitationRodrigues, Célia F.; Andrade, José Carlos, Gellan Gum. In Munmaya K. Mishra, Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials, 11 Volume Set, New York: CRC Press, 2016. ISBN: 1439898553, 3585-3592
Abstract(s)Gellan gum is a natural anionic extracellular polysaccharide obtained by fermentation of the bacteria Sphingomonas elodea. It has the distinctive property of temperature-dependent, cation-induced gelation. This entry summarizes the current knowledge on the production, structure and properties of gellan gum. In addition, an overview of the current and potential biomedical applications of gellan is given.
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