Green synthesis approach: extraction of chitosan from fungus mycelia.

  title={Green synthesis approach: extraction of chitosan from fungus mycelia.},
  author={Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and Surinder Kaur and Satinder Kaur Brar and Mausam Verma},
  journal={Critical reviews in biotechnology},
  volume={33 4},
Chitosan, copolymer of glucosamine and N-acetyl glucosamine is mainly derived from chitin, which is present in cell walls of crustaceans and some other microorganisms, such as fungi. Chitosan is emerging as an important biopolymer having a broad range of applications in different fields. On a commercial scale, chitosan is mainly obtained from crustacean shells rather than from the fungal sources. The methods used for extraction of chitosan are laden with many disadvantages. Alternative options… CONTINUE READING
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