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ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES FROM NATURALLY DERIVED SUBSTANCES USEFUL FOR FOOD PRESERVATION AND SHELF-LIFE EXTENSION-A REVIEW

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Author(s): Subha Ganguly

Journal: International Journal of Bioassays
ISSN 2278-778X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 929;
Date: 2013;

Keywords: Biomedical | Chitosan | N-acetyl-D-glucosamine

ABSTRACT
Chitosan is polysaccharide in nature with linearity in arrangement and composed of β-(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (acetylated unit) which remain in a random distribution. Chitin and the derived chitosan having promising antimicrobial properties, both have potential industrial and biomedical implications for treatment of many ailments in human beings.
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