@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6320,
	  title     = {A Review on Application of Chitosan as a Natural Antimicrobial},
	  author    = {F. Nejati Hafdani and  N. Sadeghinia},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In recent years application of natural antimicrobials
instead of conventional ones, due to their hazardous effects on health,
has got serious attentions. On the basis of the results of different
studies, chitosan, a natural bio-degradable and non-toxic
biopolysaccharide derived from chitin, has potential to be used as a
natural antimicrobial. Chitosan has exhibited high antimicrobial
activity against a wide variety of pathogenic and spoilage
microorganisms, including fungi, and Gram-positive and Gramnegative
bacteria. The antimicrobial action is influenced by intrinsic
factors such as the type of chitosan, the degree of chitosan
polymerization and extrinsic factors such as the microbial organism,
the environmental conditions and presence of the other components.
The use of chitosan in food systems should be based on sufficient
knowledge of the complex mechanisms of its antimicrobial mode of
action. In this article we review a number of studies on the
investigation of chitosan antimicrobial properties and application of
them in culture and food mediums.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {46 - 50},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6320},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/50},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 50, 2011},