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    Miraculous Uses of Ice Man Fungus (Fomes fomentarius) Fomes fomentarius is commonly known as Ice Man Fungus, hoof fungus, tinder fungus, tinder polypore and tinder conk. It is a mushroom made up of polypore fruit bodies, which together form a shape that resemble a horse hoof. This mushroom can be of various colors, which range from silvery-gray to black. However, it is most commonly found as brown. Unless it is picked, this mushroom doesn’t fall off the tree that it grows on. It will remain there

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    RESULTS AND DISSCUSSION Morphological description of M. purpureus Monascus purpureus (Went) is a homothallic fungus belongs to the group of Ascomycetes (family Monascaceae). Growth on potato dextrose agar medium (PDA), mycelium is white in the early stage then rapidly changes to a rich pink with soluble pigment diffuse in medium (A). Pedicellate ascomata with ascospores (B &C). Monascus purpureus produced spherical ascospores of 5 microns in diameter (D) as shown in fig.1. Spectral analysis of M

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    Pilobolus Research Paper

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    Pilobolus, which is also known as the hat-thrower fungus, is a fungus that belongs in the group of Zygomycota. Pilobolus is known for its rapid spore dispersal and an interesting life cycle. It initiates with a black sporangium, which is launched onto a plant substrate Animals that feed on plant substrates such as horses unknowingly, consume the sporangium along with the substrate. The Pilobolus sporangium has to pass through the gastrointestinal track of grazing animals from which comes out without

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    Lab Girl Book Report

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    In the book, Lab Girl, author Hope Jahren attempts to describe her life as an upcoming female scientist, but has an inability to express her emotions and describe the events in her life with ease. As a child, she was unusual and had a weak relationship with her parents. There was minimal talk, and days would consist of her silently cruising through her father’s laboratory or reading books with her mother. Throughout the book, Jahren uses different parts of plants and trees to compare and describe

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    Mungbea Case Study

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    Infected mungbean plants were stunted in growth due to infection of roots by M. phaseolina. Mild chlorosis of leaves was observed. The tap root got rotten and was devoid of lateral roots due to infection by root-rot fungus because of which drying and withering of leaves occurred. Mungbean cv. T-44 was found to be highly susceptible to as the cultivar scored 4.5 disease severity on 0-5 scale. More than 75% of the leaves and twigs showed symptoms of wilting. Treatment with fungicides checked the disease

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    Mold Growth

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    The Effects of Moisture on the Mold Growth in a slice of bread. Purpose: This lab was an investigation on how moisture contributed to the mold growth in a slice of bread. Hypothesis: If the level of moisture in the bread increases , then the mold growth will intensify , since mold feeds off of moisture Introduction Mold is a microscopic organism. Mold is a part of fungi kingdom. The fungi kingdom consists of mold , mildew and mushrooms. The fungi kingdom is often confused with the plant kingdom

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    Essay On Foot Fungus

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    Foot Fungus Treatment: Athlete 's foot is the most common fungal infection of the skin. It affects more men than women, probably because men typically wear heavy, often airtight shoes, and the fungus loves hot, dark, moist environments. Contrary to popular myth, athlete 's foot fungus isn 't just found in locker rooms, although the moist locker-room environment is perfect for fungal growth. In fact, most people harbor the fungus on their skin, but it 's kept in check by bacteria that also normally

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    Sordaria Fimicola

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    that permit tetrad analysis, easily observable crossing over effects, and does not undergo spindle overlap. In S. fimicola, meiosis occurs in the ascus. The fungus is a haploid organism for the majority of its life. It only becomes diploid when mycelia of two unlike strains fuse. Mycelia are a network of long hyphae filaments which the fungus uses to form sex organs. The newly formed, diploid nucleus must go through mitosis to become haploid again. This will produce eight haploid ascospores held in

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    Mycorrhizal Fungi Essay

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    enveloped by possibly modified, invaginated plant plasma membranes that form inside the cortical cells. The fungus does not disturb the plant cell cytoplasm. Most of the land plants have AM symbiosis with the members of fungal order Glomales. Within the root, there are two morphological forms of AM colonization, namely the “Arum” and “Paris” types (Barker, Tagu, & Delp, 1998). Plant that has a fungus can be called as a host whether the association is beneficial or not. Many terms such as symbiont, associate

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    Metarhizium Infection

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    containing only ENGases. The importance of the horizontal acquired gene from subgroup D (chimaD1) remains unknown in M. anisopliae. The present study aims to evaluate, through the construction of knockout mutants, the function of this gene in the fungus life cycle, as well as exploit the distribution, conservation and gene phylogeny in filamentous fungi. The chimaD1-disrupted strain and a complemented strain have been constructed. These strains do not have any hyphal alteration, as well as alterations

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    many fungi is used in the making of paper. Enzymes are an alternative to harsh chemicals as they work under moderate conditions, reduce energy consumption and offer minimal risk both to humans and the environment. Vitamin B12 is synthesized by the fungus Ashbya gossipy. Lipases, peroxidases, oxidases together with protease enzymes are used in the manufacture of detergents and biosurfactants that are used as household detergents, industrial cleaners as well as in leather

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    ants. My lab group studied the antifungal compounds of Pseudonocardia, a genus of bacteria found on Atta and Acromyrmex ants. Scientists have found that Pseudonocardia help protect the ants’ fungal gardens by inhibiting the growth of the parasitic fungus Escovopsis. My lab group tested whether other fungal species were also susceptible to the antifungal compounds. With a pseudo Kirby-Bauer test, we found that the presence of the bacteria inhibited the growth of Aspergillus, but not that of Penicillium

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    White Nose Fungus

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    outside before the winter is over. The fungus can usually be seen on the noses of bats as well as parts of their body that are hairless, such their wings. The fungus can not always be seen. It is more often found on dead bats who were affected. There have been cases where bats have been treated for White Nose Syndrome and released back into the wild successfully. The treatment involves using a type of microscopic bacteria. The bacteria slows the growth of fungus. It was discovered by Chris Cornelius

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    Isodon Research Paper

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    1. Introduction Isodon is widely distributed and important genus of the family Lamiaceae. Various diterpenoids with diverse structures had shown antibacterial, antiinflammatory and antitumor activities.1 Isodon wightii (Bentham) H. Hara is a perennial herb commonly distributed in Western Ghats, South India up to 8000 feet. Ent-kaurene diterpenoid, melissoidesin isolated from the leaves showed antioxidant, antiacetylcholinesterase, cytotoxic and anticarcinogenic activities.2-3 In vitro mass multiplication

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    Neolamprologus Pulcher

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    Conspecific interactions help determine how effective an individual is in its environment (Hellman & Hamilton 2014). Neolamprologus pulcher, or chchlids, are a social species that live in cooperatively breeding groups who also interact with neighboring groups (Hellman & Hamilton 2014). One interaction within the species that was studied was the aggressive interactions with a predator based on the presence or absence of neighbors (Hellman & Hamilton 2014). It was predicted that the cichlids would

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    Transgenesis is an advanced biotechnological technique by virtue of which introduction of new genes to a species belonging to an entirely different species is carried out. The transferred foreign gene is known as a ‘Transgene’. Plants in which the introduction of foreign gene or genes from another unrelated plant or even a different species have been carried out artificially are referred to as ‘Transgenic plants’ or ‘Genetically Modified Plants’. Similarly the animals in which foreign gene/genes

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    Tyrosinase Lab Report

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    Introduction Tyrosinase is a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes oxidation steps in melanin synthesis (Curto, et al.) Tyrosinase and its inhibitors have been studied for cosmetic and medical purposes. By inhibiting tyrosinase activity, skin can be whitened for cosmetic purposes. Inhibiting tyrosinase activity can also be a treatment for disorders involving elevated pigmentation of the skin such as age spots (Heng). Tyrosinase is active between a pH of 6.0 and 7.8. The optimal temperature

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    Long ago, there lived a slime mold named Stemonitis Fusca who lived in Scotland. Stemonitis was new to his home in the Caledonian Forest. He found a nice, cozy spot in a deciduous tree’s trunk. Slime molds usually live on forest floors or tree trunks just like Stemonitis. Anyways, when our furry slime mold friend moved into his new tree trunk home he was in his haploid state of the slime mold cycle. The haploid state is the first stage of the life cycle and it is the name for many unicellular amoebas

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    8. species epiphyte parasitism Commensalism lichen details 1 Derris yes no Yes no - 2 Musa no no No no banana 3 Scindapsis no no No no - 4 Licuda no no No no - 5 Ficus no no No no - 9. Most plant parasites can be found on the leaves and the roots of the plants because most nutrients and sugars are produced and transported here. The leaves are rich in sugars and other products of photosynthesis and are prime targets for fungal parasites. Plant roots are attacked by a great range fungi, from simple

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    XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BHUBANESWAR Assignment On Interpersonal Communication Submitted to Dr. Sasmit Patra Professor Xavier Institute of Management By Sumit Kumar Sahu Roll no.-UM14294 Acknowledgement I should like to communicate my gratitude to Dr. Sasmit Patra, for providing me the opportunity to apply and comprehend my Organizational Behaviour concepts. This article should not have been prosperous lacking the aid of the people, Individual and associations who have helped

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