In recent years, the use of complex molecules based on the natural biopolymer chitin and/or on its deacetylated derivative chitosan has resulted in great advantages for many users. In particular, industries involved in the production of drugs, cosmetics, biotechnological items, and food have achieved better results using these particular molecules. In plants, chitin- and chitosanbased molecules are largely used as safe and environmental-friendly tools to ameliorate crop productivity and conservation of agronomic commodities. This review summarizes the results of the last two years on the application of chitin- and chitosan-based molecules on plant productivity. The open questions and future perspectives to overcome the present gaps and limitations are also discussed.
Malerba, M., & Cerana, R. (2019). Recent applications of chitin- and chitosan-based polymers in plants. POLYMERS, 11(5).
|Citazione:||Malerba, M., & Cerana, R. (2019). Recent applications of chitin- and chitosan-based polymers in plants. POLYMERS, 11(5).|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Review Essay|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Recent applications of chitin- and chitosan-based polymers in plants|
|Autori:||Malerba, M; Cerana, R|
CERANA, RAFFAELLA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym11050839|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|