Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/56816
Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Kiudulaitė, Eglė;Šatkauskienė, Ingrida
Title: Roman snail (Helix pomatia) chitin extraction, physical and chemical characteristics
Is part of: Smart Bio: international conference, 18-20 May 2017, Kaunas : abstracts book. Kaunas : Vytautas Magnus University, 2017
Extent: p. 132-132
Date: 2017
Keywords: Roman snail;Chitin;Helix pomatia
ISBN: 9786098104424
Abstract: It is long known that mollusks body parts contain chitin, but there were no profound research about it, this is partly because chitin is not the dominant feature of mollusks organisms. The purpose of this research is to investigate one of the dominant mollusk species in Lithuania – Roman snail (Helix pomatia) and to determine the type of chitin. The chitin was extracted from periostracum, uncalcified part of the shell, jaw and radula of gastropod Helix pomatia. Chitin was chemically extracted, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was applied to determine the structure of chitin and scanning electron microscope (SEM) was employed to establish structural patterns. The same principle of chemical chitin extraction was used for all specimen, however certain modifications were introduced due to impurities and differences of chitin mass. Radula, jaw and periostracum was extracted in its original shape, therefore preserving initial structure and appearance. The scientific novelty of this study is that chitin of α form was detected in Helix pomatia specie
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/56816
Affiliation(s): Biologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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