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Vol. 15 ISSUE 1 Jan. - Mar. 2017

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Department of Zoology, University of Madras
Chennai, India

Vol. 15 ISSUE 1 Jan. - Mar. 2017 - ISSN-0974-1550

Dear Readers,



          From the Coordinator’s Desk!

         From the Coordinator’s Desk! Dear Readers, Greetings! Fungi are eukaryotic microorganisms which play an integral role in the development of the biotechnological and biomedical sectors, at the same time they also pose substantial threat to the human health. Understanding different fungal biology in diverse ecosystems and their interactions with other microorganisms, animals and plants, is essential to underpin effective and innovative technological developments. Among many applications, the fungi in the environment are utilized mainly for bioremediation, bio fertilizers and food crops development. The degradative activities of fungi and their antibiotic producing potentials have also been studied for bioremediation of contaminated land, treatment of industrial wastes and biotransformation of specific compounds. Many of the applications of fungal biotechnology rely not on identifying new activities but also in harnessing and expanding roles the fungi may undertake normally in the environment.
          In this context, the present issue contains a research article that deliberates the fungal diversity from various industrial sewages of Chennai and other interesting topics such as use of fungi diversity for industrial applications, potential for new antibiotics and fuel alternatives produced by yeast cells and many more. Hope this issue would bring an awareness on the importance of fungi and their associated studies.

Dr. C. Arulvasu

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Fungal diversity of industrial sewages

N. Ashwin Karthick, A. Balamurugan, N. K. Udaya Prakash and S.Bhuvaneswari*


Bacterial protein structure could aid development of new antibiotics

Revealing Aspergillus diversity for industrial applications



Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics


Research altered the scientific understanding of the transmission routes of fungal viruses by revealing them to be unfaithful to their host



Petrol, jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories

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Important E-resources on Microorganisms


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