Chitoneous Materials for Control of Foodborne Pathogens and Mycotoxins in Poultry
Published on: 11/28/2018
Author/s : Daniel Hernandez-Patlan 1, Bruno Solis-Cruz 1, Billy M. Hargis 2 and Guillermo Tellez 2. / 1 Laboratorio 5: LEDEFAR, Unidad de Investigacion Multidisciplinaria, Facultad de Estudios Superiores (FES) Cuautitlan, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Cuautitlan Izcalli, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; 2 Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
Chitin (C8H13O5N)n) is a long-chain polymer of a N-acetylglucosamine (Figure 1(a)), a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places globally. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters and shrimps) and insects, the radula of mollusks, and the beaks of cephalopods, including squid and oc...