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The present investigation deals with first time report on encapsulation of Coriandrum sativum essential oil (CSEO) in chitosan nanomatrix as a green nanotechnology for enhancing its antimicrobial, aflatoxin inhibitory and antioxidant efficacy. Chitosan nano biopolymer entrapped CSEO as prepared through ionic gelation process showed broad spectrum fungitoxicity against molds infesting stored rice and also exhibited enhanced bioefficacy than unencapsulated CSEO. The CSEO entrapped in chitosan nanomatrix lead to decrement in important fungal membrane biomolecule i.e. ergosterol and leakage of UV-absorbing substances along with vital cellular ions. The CSEO encapsulation in selected biopolymer nanomatrix effectively checked methylglyoxal (the aflatoxin inducer) biosynthesis, confirming antiaflatoxigenic mode of action. The physico-chemical properties, considerable decrease in lipid peroxidation and improved in situ AFB suppressive as well as antifungal potential of CSEO nanocapsules suggested the deployment of chitosan based nano biopolymer for encapsulation of essential oils as an ecofriendly technology for application in food industries in order to enhance the shelf life and control the fungal and aflatoxin contamination of stored rice.
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Name: International journal of biological macromolecules
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Pollution prevention through the design of effective chemical products that have low or no toxicity and use of chemical processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.
Algae of the division Chlorophyta, in which the green pigment of CHLOROPHYLL is not masked by other pigments. Green algae have over 7000 species and live in a variety of primarily aquatic habitats. Only about ten percent are marine species, most live in freshwater. They are more closely related to the green vascular land PLANTS than any other group of algae.
The use of technology-based interventions to improve functional capacities rather than to treat disease.
The application of scientific knowledge or technology to the field of radiology. The applications center mostly around x-ray or radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes but the technological applications of any radiation or radiologic procedure is within the scope of radiologic technology.
An office established to help Congress participate and plan for the consequences of uses of technology. It provided information on both the beneficial and adverse effects of technological applications. The Office of Technology Assessment closed on September 29, 1995.
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