Novel Solidifying and Gelling Agents - Source, Properties and Prospective Application

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
9
Volume :13
Issue :4
October, 2019 - December, 2019
Page No: 
427-437
Authors: 
Ami Patel*, Rashmi Gadhavi
Address: 
[a]Assistant Professor, Division of Dairy Microbiology, Mansinhbhai Institute of Dairy & Food Technology- MIDFT, Dudhsagar Dairy campus, Mehsana-384 002, Gujarat, INDIA.

Some microbial and plant origin proteins and colloidal polysaccharides act as solidifiers or stabilizers for solid or semi solid media preparation. They form a continuous three dimensional molecular network and provide firmness to the culture medium. Gelatin and agar agar are widely employed as solidified agents in the preparation of microbiological media. However, few bacteria and fungi are able to degrade these complex compounds and thus, there is a need of alternative solidifying agents. Current text discusses development of newly discovered gelling agents, their source and properties, and prospective application as solidifying agent in the microbiological media preparation.

Keywords: 
Cassava starch, Gellan gum, Guar gum, Pluronic polyol F127, Solidifying agents.
AttachmentSize
PDF1.35 MB

 
To download full text articles and issues in PDF at no cost.All you have to do is fill out a brief registration form. It's easy and it's free. At any time, you may request removal of your contact information from our database.
Click here to Register | Click here if you have already registered

2018 ABAP Awards

Invitation for Nominations to 2019 ABAP Awards
The Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy invites nominations for the following awards from the eligible talented people with proven track record and achievements on or before August 31, 2019 in the prescribed format.

DOWNLOAD CIRCULAR | APPLICATION FORM

AWARDS

User login