Xanthan gum: production, recovery, and properties

Biotechnol Adv. 2000 Nov 1;18(7):549-79. doi: 10.1016/s0734-9750(00)00050-1.


Xanthan gum is a microbial polysaccharide of great commercial significance. This review focuses on various aspects of xanthan production, including the producing organism Xanthomonas campestris, the kinetics of growth and production, the downstream recovery of the polysaccharide, and the solution properties of xanthan.