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Bacteria with capacities of production of biosurfactants isolated from native plants of Baja California, México

Méndez-Trujillo V1, M Carrillo-Beltrán1, B Valdez-Salas1, D Gonzalez-Mendoza2

1 Instituto de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Calle de la Normal s/n y Boulevard Benito Juárez, 21100, Mexicali, Baja California, México.
2 Instituto de Ciencias Agrícolas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Carretera a Delta s/n Ejido Nuevo León, 21705, Baja California, México.

Address correspondence to: Daniel González Mendoza. e-mail:

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2016, 85(all), 225-230.


The aim of the present study was to isolate autochthonous microorganisms with biosurfactants capacities from the rhizospere of the cotton (Gossypium spp.), cachanilla (Pluchea sericea) and salicornia (Salicornia bigelovii) in the Mexicali valley. The biosurfactant activity and biosurfactant productions by the strains isolated from the rhizosphere of the cotton (Bs-Alg), cachanilla (Bs-Cach) and salicornia (Bs-Cach01) were determined using oil spreading technique and emulsification activity with corn, olive, soybean and diesel oils, respectively. The analysis of the 16S rRNA showed that strains Bs-Alg, Bs-Cach and Bs-Cach01 are closely related among them and with respect to all Bacillus subtilis with more than 99% similarity values. Results showed that all strains had biosurfactant activity. However, Bs-Cach was the only strain that showed a significant biosurfactant activity with all the vegetable oils and diesel. Finally, the isolation of a biosurfactant producing Bacillus subtilis strain from native plants of Mexicali valley displayed a substantial potential for production of biosurfactants that can be applied to food industry.


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V, M., Carrillo-Beltrán, M., Valdez-Salas, B., Gonzalez-Mendoza, D. (2016). Bacteria with capacities of production of biosurfactants isolated from native plants of Baja California, México. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 85(all), 225–230.

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