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Microbial Pigments in the Food Industry—Challenges and the Way Forward
The significance of color in the food industry is highlighted, why there is a need to shift to natural food colors compared to synthetic ones and how using microbial pigments as food colorants, instead of colors from other natural sources, is a preferable option. Expand
Incidence of keratinophilic fungi from selected soils of Kerala state (India)
  • S. Deshmukh
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Mycopathologia
  • 7 February 2003
One hundred and fifty-eight soil samples were collected from various areas of four districts of Kerala and screened for prevalence of keratinophilic fungi and related dermatophytes and a total of eight genera with 15 species were isolated. Expand
Endophytic fungi: a reservoir of antibacterials
This review attempts to present some data relevant to the problem of multidrug drug resistant bacteria, which is becoming increasingly problematic particularly in the under developed countries of the world. Expand
Anti‐Inflammatory and Anticancer Activity of Ergoflavin Isolated from an Endophytic Fungus
Egoflavin, a pigment from an endophytic fungus growing on the leaves of an Indian medicinal plant Mimosops elengi (bakul), is isolated and showed good anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. Expand
Keratinophilic fungi on feathers of pigeon in Maharashtra, India
Results of a preliminary survey of keratinophilic fungi associated with feathers of pigeon on high rise buildings in Thane district of Maharashtra (India) are reported. A total of 100 samples wereExpand
Fungal Endophytes: Rising Tools in Sustainable Agriculture Production
Detailed analysis of endophytes and their bioactive compounds in plant protection and growth promotion under different abiotic stress has been presented and the challenges and limitations in commercial agricultural product development of fungalendophytes are discussed in the chapter. Expand
Marine Fungi: A Source of Potential Anticancer Compounds
The majority of anticancer compounds isolated from marine fungi during 2012–2016 against specific cancer cell lines are reviewed to cover their cytotoxicity and related activities that emanate from the diversity in their chemical structures and functional groups present on them. Expand
Endophytic Fungi: A Source of Potential Antifungal Compounds
This review substantially covers the antifungal compounds, including volatile organic compounds, isolated from fungal endophytes of medicinal plants during 2013-2018, which possess diverse configurations which can be a step towards the development of new antIFungal agents directly or precursor molecules after the required modification. Expand
Isolation of Dermatophytes and other Keratinophilic Fungi from the Vicinity of Salt Pan Soils of Mumbai, India
Soil samples from twenty salt pans and their vicinity around Mumbai and Thanewere screened for the occurrence of keratinophilic fungi and related dermatophytes.Ten species classified in six generaExpand
Anticancer activity of Ophiobolin A, isolated from the endophytic fungus Bipolaris setariae
It is revealed that anticancer activity of Ophiobolin A is associated with simultaneous inhibition of multiple oncogenic signalling pathways namely PI3K/mTOR, Ras/Raf/ERK and CDK/RB. Expand