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The culturable mycobiota of a Mediterranean marine site after an oil spill: isolation, identification and potential application in bioremediation.
News from the Sea: A New Genus and Seven New Species in the Pleosporalean Families Roussoellaceae and Thyridariaceae
Seven new species are revealed in Parathyridariella, a distinct genus in the family Thyriadriaceae associated with the seagrass Posidonia oceanica, with the green alga Flabellia petiolata, and the brown alga Padina pavonica collected in the Mediterranean Sea.
Marine Fungi from the Sponge Grantia compressa: Biodiversity, Chemodiversity, and Biotechnological Potential
The aim of this work was to isolate and identify fungi associated with the Atlantic sponge Grantia compressa, to study the fungal metabolites by applying the OSMAC approach, and to test fungal compounds for their antimicrobial activities.
Cerato-Platanins from Marine Fungi as Effective Protein Biosurfactants and Bioemulsifiers
- Rossana Pitocchi, P. Cicatiello, P. Giardina
- Engineering, BiologyInternational journal of molecular sciences
- 1 April 2020
The ability of cerato-platanins to work both as biosurfactant and bioemulsifier is herein demonstrated for the first time.
Fungal Diversity in the Neptune Forest: Comparison of the Mycobiota of Posidonia oceanica, Flabellia petiolata, and Padina pavonica
- A. Poli, E. Bovio, Lucrezia Ranieri, G. Varese, V. Prigione
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Microbiology
- 26 May 2020
The present work focuses on the characterization of the cultivable mycobiota associated with the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile collected off the Elba Island (Italy), identifying 102 taxa (mainly Ascomycota) by the mean of a polyphasic approach.
The culturable mycobiota associated with three Atlantic sponges, including two new species: Thelebolus balaustiformis and T. spongiae
- E. Bovio, L. Garzoli, G. C. Varese
- Biology, Environmental ScienceFungal systematics and evolution
- 28 March 2018
Several species isolated and identified in this work, already known in terrestrial environment, were first reported in marine ecosystems and in association with sponges, demonstrating that oceans are an untapped source of biodiversity.
The Sponge-Associated Fungus Eurotium chevalieri MUT 2316 and its Bioactive Molecules: Potential Applications in the Field of Antifouling
- E. Bovio, M. Fauchon, Y. Toueix, M. Mehiri, G. Varese, C. Hellio
- BiologyMarine Biotechnology
- 7 September 2019
The objective of this work was to evaluate the antifouling potency of 7 compounds isolated from the sponge derived fungus Eurotium chevalieri MUT 2316, with promising results for echinulin, neoechinulin A, dihydroauroglaucin and flavoglaucin, respectively.
Corollospora mediterranea: A Novel Species Complex in the Mediterranean Sea
Nine fungal strains isolated in the Mediterranean Sea, from the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile, from driftwood and seawater contaminated by an oil spill, were investigated and led to the introduction of a new species complex within the genus Corollospora: Corollspora mediterranea species complex (CMSC).
Elbamycellarosea gen. et sp. nov. (Juncigenaceae, Torpedosporales) isolated from the Mediterranean Sea
The new genus Elbamycella is characterised by a unique suite of characters, such as ascospores with polar appendages and peculiar shape and dimension of ascomata and asci, and is affiliated to the family Juncigenaceae.
Insights on Lulworthiales Inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea and Description of Three Novel Species of the Genus Paralulworthia
- Anna Poli, V. Prigione, E. Bovio, I. Perugini, G. Varese
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Fungi
- 1 November 2021
The marine environment is a confirmed huge reservoir of novel fungal lineages with an under-investigated biotechnological potential waiting to be explored.