• Krishna P.V. Department of Zoology & Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nagarjuna Nagar – 522 510. Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Raghavendra Rao Medical Microbiology,Immunology & Parasitology, Avalon University School of Medicine Sta. Rosaweg 122 124 Willemstad, Curaçao
  • Aradhya Sarma B.V.L Department of Zoology & Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nagarjuna Nagar – 522 510. Andhra Pradesh, India
  • M Gurramma Department of Zoology & Aquaculture, Acharya Nagarjuna University Nagarjuna Nagar – 522 510. Andhra Pradesh, India


Chitin, Chitosan, M.rosenberii and P.monodon and Litopenaeus vannamei


Chitosan is the most important natural based common cationic polymer and one of the  crustaceans and other animal  by-products, it can be found in the exoskeleton of crustaceans via the deacetylation process of chitin. Chitin is the fiber in shell fish such as shrimp, prawn, crab and lobster.  The shrimp industry generates a huge amount of shells in terms of  processing and these shells are commonly discarded as waste, which usually cause environmental nuisance . This waste can be utilized as an  commercial source of chitin and its derivative chitosan. The chitin and chitosan are considered versatile and promising biomaterial. Keeping the significance of chitin and chitosan, the present investigation has taken up to evaluate the yield percentage and quality parameters of the fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii, tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon and Litopenaeus vannamei. Compare with the  three species M. rosebergii was better chitosan producer.


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Krishna P.V., Raghavendra Rao, Aradhya Sarma B.V.L, & M Gurramma. (2022). EXTRACTION AND EVALUATION OF CHITIN AND CHITOSON FROM BIOWASTE OF MACROBRICHUM ROSENBERGII, PENAEUS MONODON AND LITOPENAEUS VANNAMEI CULTURE PONDS, NEAR BAPATLA, ANDHRA PRADESH . International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 8(4). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2486