Antimicrobial activity of chemically and biologically treated chitosan prepared from black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) pupal shell waste

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dc.contributor.author Lagat, Mevin Kiprotich
dc.contributor.author Were, Samuel
dc.contributor.author Ndwigah, Francis
dc.contributor.author Kemboi, Violah Jepkogei
dc.contributor.author Kipkoech, Carolyne
dc.contributor.author Tanga, Chrysantus Mbi
dc.contributor.editor Ciani, Maurizio
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-14T14:49:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-14T14:49:44Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/60817
dc.description.abstract This study presents the first comparative analysis of chemical and biological extraction of chitin and chitosan from black soldier fly (BSF) pupal exuviae. The antibacterial activity of chitosan was also evaluated. Chemical and biological extraction gave a chitin yield of 10.18% and 11.85%, respectively. Biological extraction gives high yields as compared to chemical extraction and can be used as an alternative method since it is inexpensive and eco‐friendly. A maximum chitosan yield of 6.58% was achieved via chemical treatment. The findings demonstrate that chitosan from BSF pupal exuviae could become a novel therapeutic agent for drug development against resistant strains of bacteria. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
dc.description.sponsorship Curt Bergfors Foundation Food Planet Prize Award
dc.description.sponsorship Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
dc.description.sponsorship Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
dc.description.sponsorship Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
dc.description.sponsorship WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO–WOTRO)
dc.description.sponsorship Rockefeller Foundation
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.relation.ispartof Microorganisms 2021, 9, 2417 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9122417
dc.subject CHITIN en
dc.subject CHITOSAN en
dc.subject ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES en
dc.subject BLACK SOLDIER FLY en
dc.subject HERMETIA ILLUCENS en
dc.subject BACTERIOLOGY en
dc.subject ENTYMOLOGY en
dc.subject COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.title Antimicrobial activity of chemically and biologically treated chitosan prepared from black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) pupal shell waste en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 108866
idrc.project.componentnumber 108866001
idrc.project.title INSFEED2: Insect Feed for Poultry, Fish and Pig Production in Sub-Saharan Africa en
idrc.copyright.holder © 2021 by the authors
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Microorganisms
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber QSWE2NNTMQPJ-907143584-647906


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