Review Article

Antiviral and Antinematodal potentials of chitosan: Review

Mahmoud Hamdy Abd El-Aziz* and Mohamed Salah Khalil

Published: 14 August, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 2 | Pages: 055-059

For many years, chemical pesticides have been performed to control different pests and diseases and this may be due to their broad spectrum of action, easy of application and the relatively low cost. But these chemicals have environmental risks, thus alternative control agents are needed. Chitosan is one of the novel suggested solutions to reduce the economic losses associated with chemical pesticides. Chitosan is naturally-occurring compound, as well as safe and biodegradable which obtained from certain natural sources. Chitosan have unique properties which help to control viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, plant nematodes and other pests locally and systemically.

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Chitosan; Chitin; Virus and plant parasitic nematodes


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