Sunday 8 December 2013

New anti-fungal treatment

An anti-fungal composition with pharmacological applications in agriculture and food industry, has been developed.

The composition, developed and patented by the UA Research Group in Plant Pathology, is based on the combined use of chitosan, or chitosan oligosaccharides (COS), antifungal agents and additives that synergistically affect the growth of a variety of pathogenic fungi.

The various experiments carried out by the research group are proof of the significant synergistic effect of the combination of chitosan (or COS) and other antifungals and ARL1 gene inhibitor, in inhibiting the growth of mould and yeast.

The compound has been developed by researchers based at the University of Alicante. For further details see UA Research.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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