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Exopolysaccharides from lactic acid bacteria: perspectives and challenges

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Biotechnology, June 2003
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Title
Exopolysaccharides from lactic acid bacteria: perspectives and challenges
Published in
Trends in Biotechnology, June 2003
DOI 10.1016/s0167-7799(03)00107-0
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Authors

Alan D. Welman, Ian S. Maddox, Welman, Alan D, Maddox, Ian S

Abstract

Some lactic acid bacteria (LAB) secrete a polysaccharide polymer. This extracellular polysaccharide, or "exopolysaccharide" (EPS), is economically important because it can impart functional effects to foods and confer beneficial health effects. LAB have a "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS) classification and are likely candidates for the production of functional EPSs. Current challenges are to improve the productivity of EPSs from LAB and to produce EPSs of a structure and size that impart the desired functionality. The engineering of improvements in these properties will depend on a deep understanding of the EPS biosynthetic metabolism and of how the structure of EPSs relates to a functional effect when incorporated into a food matrix.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 7 3%
Unknown 189 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 53 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 25%
Researcher 32 15%
Student > Bachelor 21 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 38 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 130 62%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 10%
Engineering 19 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 4%
Chemistry 9 4%
Other 22 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 October 2013.
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#2,015,494
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