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- n. Plural form of exine.
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They set about investigating the potential of emptied-out pollen shells, known as exines, to be used as microencapsulation materials.
It was seen to be significantly higher with EPA from ethyl ester with exines than without exines.
"A remarkable property of the loaded exines at 1/1 (w/w) was that they retained a free flowing powder consistency, potentially important for mixing in with other components," they wrote.
EPA in the form of an ethyl ester, then as 1: 1 microencapsulated powder of exines and fish oil.
Professor Stephen Atkin, are involved in an enterprise spun out from the University of Hull called Sporodex, which provided the exines from Lycopodium clavatum, also known as club moss, for the study.
The same team from Hull has previously reported on the use of exines to mask the flavour of fish oil in the journal
It is expected to be competitive with other forms of microencapsulation, however, and exines have the added advantage of having antioxidant capabilities of their own.