Burak Adnan Erkorkmaz's research while affiliated with Weizmann Institute of Science and other places

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Halomonas smyrnensis AAD6T is a moderately halophilic bacterium proven to be a powerful biotechnological tool with its ability to accumulate valuable biopolymers such as levan and poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB). Levan is a fructose homopolymer with β-2,6 fructofuranosidic linkages on the polymer backbone, and its distinctive applications in various...
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Levan polysaccharide is an industrially important natural polymer with unique properties and diverse high-value applications. However, current bottlenecks associated with its large-scale production need to be overcome by innovative approaches leading to economically viable processes. Besides many mesophilic levan producers, halophilic Halomonas smy...
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Levan ((2→6)-β-ᴅ-Fructofuranan) is a homopolymer of fructose produced by various bacteria, plants and some fungi. It is a unique polysaccharide considering its physicochemical characteristics such as low intrinsic viscosity, solubility in oil and water and strong adhesiveness. As a biocompatible polymer, it demonstrates anti-carcinogenic, anti-oxid...

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... The molecular weight of EPS was determined by gel permeation chromatography coupled with a multi-angle laser light scattering detector (MALLS-GPC) according to the method previously described (Erkorkmaz et al. 2018) with slight modifications. Briefly, the chromatography system was equipped with an ultra-hydrogel linear (0.78 × 30 cm, Waters) column and analysis was performed at 22 °C. ...
... It has been produced by a broad range of micro-organisms as exopolysaccharides (EPS) and by few plants species as non-structural storage carbohydrates [1]. Microbial levans are more advantageous, economical, without being affected by seasonal changes and industrially feasible [2]. Levan is made of repeating fructose subunits which form a main chain with β-(2 → 6) fructofuranosidic with some β-(2 → 1) linked branch chain [3]. ...