Author(s): White SA, Farina PR, Fulton I
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Abstract A method for the lab-scale production and isolation of chitosan (polyglucosamine) from hyphal walls of Mucor rouxii was developed. Hyphal wall yields were generally 16 to 22\% on a dry cell weight basis, of which 35 to 40\% was glucosamine. Chitosan was readily extracted from purified, mycelial walls with acetic, formic, and hydrochloric acids; the last named was the most efficient. The yield of chitosan isolated ranged from 4 to 8\% of the dry weight of the cell wall material.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine