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Review Article | Open Access
C.P. Jamsheera and B.V. Pradeep
Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore – 641 021, Tamil Nadu, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2021;15(2):544-555 | Article Number: 6950
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.15.2.48 | © The Author(s). 2021
Received: 25/03/2021 | Accepted: 23/05/2021 | Published: 01/06/2021
Abstract

Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a natural polymer secreted as a protective cell covering of certain bacterial species. In contrary to plant cellulose, BC possesses some unique features like high moisture-holding capacity, high durability, high liquid absorbing capabilities, biostability, and biodegradability, makes BC an excellent raw material in wide-ranging areas like biomedical, food, agriculture, paper, textile industries and electronics. The main objective of this review is to discuss various aspects of BC production (different sources for bacterial strain isolation, culture media and, its alternatives also major culture techniques). In addition, various applications of BC are also reviewed.

Keywords

Bacterial cellulose, Acetobacter sp, culture medium, Culture techniques, Applications

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