Bioconverted products of essential fatty acids as potential antimicrobial agents.

N Biotechnol 2009 Oct 28;26(3-4):122-30. Epub 2009 Jul 28.

Department of Biotechnology, College of Engineering, Daegu University, Kyoungsan, Kyoungbook 712-714, Republic of Korea.

This review deals with the recent findings on the microbial conversion of essential fatty acids (EFAs) through Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 NRRL-B-18602, and the antimicrobial properties of bioconverted EFAs, with particular emphasis on n-3 or n-6 fatty acids. The first section deals with the most recent and some background literature on which have been the latest developments with respect to bioconverted EFAs as potential antibacterial agents, in particular the inhibition of severe foodborne and food spoilage bacteria causing deleterious effects in food and human beings. The second section of the review deals with the inhibition of certain important plant pathogenic fungi through the bioconverted EFAs which cause drastic losses to food and agriculture industries. Also we have given emphasis through the literature on the importance of microbial bioconversion of EFAs along with their possible applications in various beneficial fields.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbt.2009.07.007DOI Listing
October 2009

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