Chitin in Nature and Technology

  • Riccardo Muzzarelli
  • Charles Jeuniaux
  • Graham W. Gooday

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Progress Towards Solving the Structures of Polysaccharides

  3. Chitin in Skeletal Structures of Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. Poulicek, M. F. Voss-Foucart, Ch. Jeuniaux
      Pages 7-12
    3. M. G. Peter, G. Kegel, R. Keller
      Pages 21-28
    4. M. M. Giraud-Guille, Y. Bouligand
      Pages 29-35
  4. Chitin in Skeletal Structures of Microbes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. E. Lopez-Romero, J. Ruiz-Herrera
      Pages 55-62
    3. J. H. Sietsma, C. A. Vermeulen, J. G. H. Wessels
      Pages 63-69
    4. G. L. Vannini, S. Pancaldi, F. Poli
      Pages 79-81
    5. G. W. Gooday, A. M. Humphreys, W. H. McIntosh
      Pages 83-91
    6. G. W. Gooday, M. T. Esquerre-Tugaye, D. Mousain, C. Plassard, D. Roby, L. Salsac et al.
      Pages 93-98
    7. G. W. Gooday, J. Calatayud, F. Laborda, R. Lahoz, M. J. Martinez, M. I. Perez-Leblic et al.
      Pages 99-105
    8. H. Takagi, K. Kadowaki
      Pages 121-128
  5. Chitin Synthesis Inhibition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129

About this book


Exegi monumentum ael'e perennius. The monument I have built will last longer than bronze. Horace My previous book, "Chitin", (1977) was listed by the publisher, as a "key research book", among the most requested books by libraries. It received favorable comments from. each of the journals which reviewed it, Science, 198, 28 Oct. 1977, Physiological Entomology, 2(4), Dec. 1977, The Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Journal, April 1978, The Quarterly Review of Biology, 53:361, 1978, Oceanographic Abstracts, 15:182, 1979, Annales de Zoologie-Ecologie Animale, 11:127, 1979, and Enzyme & Microbial Technology, 2, 1980. The variety of these journals testifies to the interdisci­ plinary character of chitin studies. "Chitin" has really been a landmark, to use the definition given by Science, because it stimulated interest in the less known polysaccharides and in modified chitins, besides chitin itself, to the point that three International Conferences on Chitin / Chitosan were convened (Boston, U. S. A. 1977, Sapporo, Japan 1982 and Senigallia, Italy 1985). In convening the 3rd International Conference on Chitin / Chitosan (1-4 April 1985), one of the main objectives was the preparation of the present book. While the proceedings of the previous two Conferences were very valuable, they did not appear in any book catalogs and this severely Ii mi ted their distribution.


Polysaccharid biology enzyme enzymes polysaccharides

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Muzzarelli
    • 1
  • Charles Jeuniaux
    • 2
  • Graham W. Gooday
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AnconaAnconaItaly
  2. 2.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3.University of AberdeenAberdeenScotland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9277-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2167-5
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