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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Ramanauskaitė, Aurelija;Kaya, Murat;Mulerčikas, Povilas;Baublys, Vykintas;Tubelytė, Vaida;Kazlauskaitė, Sonata
Title: Extraction of chitin from horse – fly (Tabanus Bovinus L.)
Is part of: Smart Bio : ICSB 3rd international conference, 02-04 May 2019, Kaunas, Lithuania : abstract book / Vytautas Magnus university. Panevėžys : UAB "Reklamos forma", 2019, Nr. 3
Extent: p. 142-142
Date: 2019
Keywords: Chitin;Horse–fly;Corneal lens
Abstract: Chitin is a widely distributed polymeric polysaccharide, which is included in the exoskeleton structure of insects. Individual parts of the insect body have different functions and have a well-defined structure. Insect eyes are a unique facetic composition. It can have a distinct niche of application, for example, in contact lens manufacturing. Tabanus Bovinus L. is a dangerous agricultural pest, which attacks cows, horses and other warm-blooded animals. It characterized by two, distinctly large eyes, hard body structure, large mouth. Chitin is extracted from the eyes of the horse – fly by a conventional chemical method. For the first time in the history of research three-dimensional chitin has been isolated, separated and photographed from the eyes of the horse-fly. Differences between the inner and outer corneal lenses have been identified. The inner side of the corneal lens is smooth and sleek, the outer side is convex with bright hexahedron structures. The FT-IR analysis showed that corneal lens chitin was in the α –form
Affiliation(s): Agronomijos fakultetas
Biologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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