Chitin Deacetylases in Invertebrates

  title={Chitin Deacetylases in Invertebrates},
  author={Graham W. Gooday and Marappa Aruchami and N. Gowri and G. Sundara-Rajulu},
Chit in deacetylase activities have been characterised from fungi in those cases where the resulting chitosan forms a structural component of the wall, and from chitinoclastic bacteria. Here are two accounts of their activity in invertebrates, being apparently associated here in softening of chitinous tissues to allow their expansion.