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Introduction: Chitin

Description of Chitin

Chitin: tough, white polysaccharide of acetylglucosamine found in arthropod shells and elsewhere; the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature, after cellulose.
Source: CRISP

Chitin: A linear polysaccharide of beta-1->4 linked units of ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. It is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth, found especially in INSECTS and FUNGI. When deacetylated it is called CHITOSAN.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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