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Preparation and characterization of encapsulated Burkholderia cepacia UPMB3


Adzmi, Fariz and Musa, Mohamed Hanafi (2017) Preparation and characterization of encapsulated Burkholderia cepacia UPMB3. In: International Conference on Big Data Applications in Agriculture (ICBAA2017), 5-6 Dec. 2017, Auditorium Putra, TNCPI Building, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (pp. 153-156).

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Encapsulation is a process of entrapping an active ingredient to shield it from adverse environmental conditions. Encapsulation of biological control agents (BCAs) enables the creation of a microenvironment wherein the viability of the cell can be maintained during storage, controlled release, and easy delivery. This study aimed to develop an optimum formulation involving the encapsulation of Burkholderia cepacia UPMB3 in alginate and montmorillonite (MMT) clay to improve physical property of the beads and also enhance the viability and shelf life of B. cepacia UPMB3. Encapsulation technique through extrusion process was used to prepare the B. cepacia UPMB3 beads. Alginate was used as carrier while MMT as a filler in order to produce the beads. In liquid form, B. cepacia UPMB3 was found to be easily contaminated, and handling and storage were difficult. This research demonstrates a new direction for the formulation of BCAs for improved cell viability, storage, and delivery.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Plantation Studies
Publisher: Institute of Plantation Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Burkholderia cepacia UPMB3; Encapsulation; Alginate- montmorillonite; Shelf-life
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 10:19
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 10:19
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