Synonyms: beta-1,4-poly-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine; a-chitin; clandosan
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Agriculture -good inducer for defense mechanisms in plants.Assessed as a fertilizer that can improve overall crop yields.
Used in industry in many processes. Examples of the potential uses of chemically modified chitin in food processing include the formation edible films and as an additive to thicken and stabilize foods and pharmaceuticals. It also acts as a binder in dyes, fabrics, and adhesives.[citation needed] Industrial separation membranes and ion-exchange media can be made from chitin. Medicine – favorable as surgical thread. Biomedical research -may be employed for affinity purification of recombinant