Chitosan and Chitosan Oligosaccharides: Applications in Medicine, Agriculture and Biotechnology
International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 102-106
Received: Feb. 18, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 17, 2017; Published: Apr. 7, 2017
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Zohra Mohammedi, Department of Biology, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, Mustapha Stambouli University, Mamounia, Mascara, Algeria
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Chitosan and its oligosaccharides (COS), which are known to possess multiple functional properties, have attracted considerable interest due to their biological activities and potential applications in medicine, agriculture, environment, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. In this review, we have summarized the findings of previous investigations that have focused on biological and industrial properties of chitosan and COS.
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Zohra Mohammedi, Chitosan and Chitosan Oligosaccharides: Applications in Medicine, Agriculture and Biotechnology, International Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 102-106. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbc.20170203.14
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