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Department of Zoology, University of Madras
Chennai, India

Vol. 15 ISSUE 2 Apr. - Jun. 2017 - ISSN-0974-1550

Dear Readers,



          From the Coordinator’s Desk!

         Search for new compounds in biotechnological and biomedical sectors has increased. Even alternate sources for the existing compounds are in demand as the current production of some compounds is insufficient. Of the various sources explored, the eukaryotic microorganisms fungi, offer promising solutions. The fungi in the environment are utilized mainly for bioremediation, bio fertilizers, food crops development etc. The bioactive compounds of fungi are used in treatment of infectious disease, cancer and antibiotic development etc. The diversity of fungi in ecosystem is vast and to understand their interaction with other microorganisms, plants and animals is essential for innovative and effective developments.
          In this context, the present issue contains a research article that explains about stimulation and production of taxol from a fungus with other interesting topics such as alternative antimicrobial compounds from wastewater, how microbes may influence our behavior, use of fungi for assessing radioactivity of environment and many more. Hope this issue would bring an awareness on the importance of the fungi and their associated studies.

Dr. C. Arulvasu

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Stimulation of taxol production by Pestalotiopsis breviseta (sacc.) Steyaert using biotic and abiotic elicitors

Kathiravan, Arulvasu, Meenashree and Manickamoorthi


Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewater

Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion tool


How microbes may influence our behavior



Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungi


Hunt is over for one of the 'top 50 most-wanted fungi'



Fungi are key players of the deep biosphere


Fungi can be used as biomonitors for assessing radioactivity in our environment

Abstract of Recent Publications

Important E-resources on Microorganisms




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