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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Applied Sciences > Research Centre in Applied Sciences  > Applied Microbiology Research Group > Hydrophobins: new prospects for biotechnology

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Title: Hydrophobins: new prospects for biotechnology
Authors: Cox, P. W.
Hooley, Paul
Citation: Fungal Biology Reviews, 23 (1-2):40-47
Journal: Fungal Biology Reviews
Issue Date: 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/117149
DOI: 10.1016/j.fbr.2009.09.001
Additional Links: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1749461309000189
Abstract: Hydrophobins are small amphipathic molecules found uniquely in fungi. They perform crucial roles in allowing filamentous species to break through interfaces during aerial hyphae formation, sporulation, fruit body production and cell penetration. Initial biotechnological applications have exploited materials coated with hydrophobins to switch hydrophobic surfaces to hydrophilic and vice versa. Recent improvements in our understanding of the biophysics of hydrophobin layer formation, including the use of mixed types of molecules, together with advances in genomics promise to extend greatly the potential for hydrophobin biotechnologies.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Amphipathic
Emulsions
Food
Genomics
Interfaces
Sporulation
ISSN: 17494613
Appears in Collections: Applied Microbiology Research Group
Cancer Research Group

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