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The history, fungal biodiversity, conservation, and future perspectives for mycology in Egypt
Values of relative species richness of different systematic and ecological groups in Egypt compared to values of the same groups worldwide, show that knowledge of Egyptian fungi is fragmentary, especially for certain systematic and ecology groups such as Agaricales, Glomeromycota, and lichenized, nematode-trapping, entomopathogenic, marine, aquatic and coprophilous fungi, and also yeasts. Expand
Effects of Long-Term Heavy Metal Contamination on Diversity of Terricolous Fungi and Nematodes in Egypt - A Case Study
Assessment of the long-term effect of irrigation with drain water on heavy metal content in soils and diversity of terricolous biota indicated that concentrations of heavy metals exceeded the maximum allowable limits while water analyses showed that organic load values are slightly increase in all examined samples. Expand
Enzyme profiles and genotyping of Chaetomium globosum isolates from various substrates
SGRP-PCR is a rapid and valuable tool for assessment and characterization of genetic diversity of Chaetomium globosum, which suggests the use of this technique for identification of different fungal isolates. Expand
Assessment of Secondary Metabolites from Marine-Derived Fungi as Antioxidant
From the preliminary result of the extracts, the marine derived fungi extracts can be considered as promising antioxidant and anti-inflammatory drug candidate. Expand
Chrysophanol: A Natural Anthraquinone with Multifaceted Biotherapeutic Potential
This is the first comprehensive review on the natural sources, biosynthetic pathways, and pharmacology of chrysophanol, and highlighted the knowledge gaps of its mechanism of action against diseases and toxicity aspects. Expand
Biodiversity of laccase producing fungi in Egypt
Cultural conditions such as temperatures, pH, carbon sources and nitrogen sources were optimized for the production of high extracellular laccase activity and the most promising taxa were endophytic namely: Chaetomium globosum, Phoma exigua, Thanatephorus cucumeris and Sordaria fimicola. Expand
Fusarium: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances, and Industrial Applications
Since Link introduced genus Fusarium in 1809, the genus encompasses a diverse array of species of significance for being devastating plant pathogens that often produce a wide range of secondaryExpand
Aspergillus: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances, and Industrial Applications
Since Pier Antonio Micheli described and published genus Aspergillus in Nova Plantarum Genera in 1729, the genus attracted an immense interest. Aspergillus, a diverse genus occurring worldwide,Expand
Biodiversity, and biotechnological contribution of beneficial soil microbiomes for nutrient cycling, plant growth improvement and nutrient uptake
The biodiversity of beneficial soil microbiomes and their potential biotechnological contribution for nutrient cycling, plant growth improvement and nutrient uptake are reviewed. Expand
Endophytic Fungi as a New Source of Antirheumatoid Metabolites
This chapter will highlight the antiinflammatory metabolites produced by some taxa of endophytic mycobiota isolated from some medicinal plants and their probable inhibitory effects against an adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) rat model and compared with the effects of methotrexate as a standard disease-modifying antirheumatoid drug. Expand