Production of chitin and chitosan oligomers and their use as bioprotective agents in vegetable cultivation : final report
Earth and related Environmental sciences
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Brussels : Federal Science Policy, 2013
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The objective of this project was to develop an alternative range of natural low cost pesticides based on mixtures of chitin and/or chitosan oligomers produced from shrimp shells. These materials are indeed already known as being able to induce systemic defence reactions in plants. It was proposed to develop a process to produce mixtures of chitin/chitosan oligomers using enzymes purified from micro-organisms selected in the Vietnam Type Culture Collection held by the Vietnamese partner.