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tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă),
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot (family Euphorbiaceae), plants of tropic America; an easily digested starch, free of irritant properties.
Synonym(s): cassava starch
[Braz. tipioca]
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tap·i·o·ca

(tap'ē-ō'kă)
A starch from the root of spurges of the genus Manihot; easily digested, free of irritants.
[Braz. tipioca]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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This is because the local industries require heavy skilled and unskilled labour, so by increasing the import adjustment tax, there will local patronage of cassava starch which is also of good quality.
The cassava starch was donated by the Polymer Group of the Universidad Simon Bolivar, its origin is from the subsidiary of PDVSA San Tome INVEYUCA.
FAO argues that developing countries in Africa could start utilizing cassava starch for different industrial applications.
2012.Anaerobic biological treatment of high strength cassava starch wastewater in a new type up-flow multistage anaerobic reactor.Bioresource Technology 104: 280-288.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852411016816
(2016), for the use of irrigation based on soil management against salinization, the pH values of clean water and cassava starch wastewater are above the recommended limits, between 6.0 and 8.5.
We will invest $150 million over the next three years and are confident that our cassava starch processing plants will be successful and prosper Cambodian farmers.
Cassava starch associated to chitosan delayed ripening of 'Tommy Atkins' mangoes followed refrigeration at 12[degrees]C, in addition to providing better fruit appearance (AZEREDO et al., 2016).
For the encapsulation of the essential oils of thyme, cinnamon, and clove extracted by both methods, hydrolyzed/ lipophilized cassava starch was selected, which showed the highest lipophilic and emulsifying capacity, obtaining efficiency percentages of the encapsulation process between 97.72 and 99.22% for all evaluated samples (Table 4).
Still, cassava starch is considered a good candidate for testing of a process in the gel phase since it gelatinizes more easily and at a lower total viscosity than starches from many other sources [1].
In the first step, the carbon sources tested were glucose, hydrolyzed cassava starch and molasses, whereas the nitrogen sources tested were malt extract, yeast extract, ammonium dihydrogenphosphate, diammonium hydrogen phosphate, ammonium nitrate, diammonium sulfate and diammonium hydrogen citrate.
Ul Qader, "Saccharification and liquefaction of cassava starch: An alternative source for the production of bioethanol using amylolytic enzymes by double fermentation process," BMC Biotechnology, vol.
Maize, cassava, wheat, and potato are the most important botanical sources of starch production [7] with about 10.2 million tons of cassava starch produced in 2015, mainly in Southeast Asia and Brazil [8].