Fungus Essays

  • Ice Man Fungus Research Paper

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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

  • Symbiotic Report

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    The Symbiotic Relationship between Mycorrhizas and their Associated Bacteria Introduction Context The majority of terrestrial plants are known to form specialised mycorrhizal structures with symbiotic fungi (Read et al., 2000).More than 450 Mya, certain plants established an intimate association with filamentous fungi that have been identified, on the basis of morphological features detectable in the fossils, as the ancestors of today’s mycorrhizal fungi (21, 82). Hypogeous plant organs, mostly

  • Monascus Purpureus Case Study

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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

  • 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

  • Mistletoe Benefits

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    General: Mistletoe (Viscum album European Mistletoe / Phoradendron leucarpum Eastern Mistletoe) belongs to the family of Santalaceae and is a hemiparasitic plant. This means a plant is a parasite but also able to do photosynthesis (to a certain degree). Mistletoe, however, has chlorophyll and deprives its host only of water and mineral nutrients. Common hosts of Viscum album are poplar, willow, apple tree, pine and European silver fir. An interesting fact to know is, that Viscum album is not native

  • What Is The Importance Of Wood Essay

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    Wood is one of the oldest and most commonly used materials in the world. It can be used in architectural structures (building, bridge…), in furniture (table, closet, shelf…), in paper, and in many other different ways. Wood is environmentally friendly, it looks good, it is strong, and it can last hundreds of years. There are two wood species: hardwood and softwood. Hardwood comes from angiosperm trees (flowering trees) that are broad leaved. Hardwood trees have high density, slow growth, fire resistance

  • Cassia Alata Linn Case Study

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    Cassia alata Linn- also known as Akapulko in the Philippines- is an indigenous plant found in Northern Australia, Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia (Parsons and Cuthbertson, 1992) However, it is commonly spread across America and around Africa, Nigeria. Wide range of sorts of cassia were reported to have Anti-tumors,anti-pyretic and anti-oxidant properties. We chose a specie of cassia that was attributed to hold anti-fungal, anti-microbial and antibacterial therapeutic components-Cassia alata

  • 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

  • Oral Candidiasis Infection

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    Oral candidiasis or also referred as oral thrush is an infection in oral cavity which is caused by overgrowth of yeast-like fungus called Candida. The commonest species that cause oral thrush is the C.albicans. However, other species of candida like C.tropicalis, C.glabrata, C.pseudotropicalis, C.guillierimondii, C.krusei, C.lusitaniae, C.parapsilosis and C.stellatoidea might also be the cause of oral candidiasis.( Review) The growth of Candida in the mouth and the digestive tract is considered normal

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Negative Impact Of Fungi On Humans

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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

  • Essay On Fungal Infections

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    INTRODUCTION Fungal infections are often caused by fungi that are common in environment. The infections are frequently described as opportunistic or primary. They can affect systemically or locally. Opportunistic fungal infections usually affect people with weakened immune system, for example people with AIDS, as they take advantages of weakened immune system. Typical opportunistic fungal infections include aspergillosis, candidiasis and mucormycosis. They can develop quickly, spreading fast to other

  • Essay On Vitex Negundo, Emblica Officinalis

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    The leaves of Vitex negundo, Emblica officinalis and Tridax procumbens were collected from Kem village, Solapur district of Maharashtra during Monsoon season. The herbarium was made and authentication was done from Botanical Survey of India under the code TAY3.BSI/WRC/Tech/2011.The voucher herbarium specimen was submitted to the APT Research Foundation, Pune, India. The preliminary phytochemical screening of Vitex negundo, Emblica officinalis and Tridax procumbens showed the presence of different

  • Dragon Fruit Literature Review

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    CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1. Review of Related Literature 2.1.1. Dragon fruit Dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp.) is grown in Southeast Asia and some part of Central and South America. This fruit is known because of its unique appearance, health benefits and other nutritional content. Dragon fruits can be consumed not only fresh but can also be made into different products such as juice, pastries, sweets, jellies, and even wine. (Liaotrakoon, 2012) There are three different types of dragon fruit grown:

  • Saccharomyces Crevisiae Lab Report

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    TITLE: The Mating Of Different Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae From Different Types of Fruits Samples INTRODUCTION: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a yeast that are microorganism with a single cell. They have genetic content which is contained within a nucleus. This classified them as eucaryotic miccrorganism different with bacteria. Bacteria do not have nucleus and was classified as procaryotic organism. Yeast commonly found on flowers, soils, plants and also fruits. Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  • Health Benefits Of Cabbage

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    Health Benefits of Cabbage Cabbage is a leafy vegetable from the Brassica family. It has layers of leaves of light green, white and are usually soft, with a dark green and harder outer leaves. Cabbage is popularly consumed all over the world and is used as addressing for all kinds of dish. It is commonly used in making salads. Cabbage is said ot originate from Asia and Eastern Mediterranean. Types of Cabbage There are different types of cabbage. They can be consumed raw or cooked. They include;

  • The Importance Of Ecology

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    The term “Ecology” is made up of two Greek words. Oiky means “house” and logy means “study”. The term “ecology” is first discovered by Ernst hackle a German biologist in 1866. While Humboldt is known as “Father of Ecology”. Ecology is interdisciplinary science. Ecology is that branch which is used to make study easier about relationship between biotic components/living things and their physical environment(abiotic factors) . Ecology is not synonymous with environment and environmentalism. It also

  • Habitat Destruction In The Environment

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    The recent years have shown just what effect we have had on the planet when it comes to destructing rainforest or the ever-rising ocean. We seem to forget about the impact it has on the species, the environment and even the future generation who are going to inherit this planet. In this essay, we are going to talk about the definition of habitat destruction, the causes, effects and suggest some solutions. You may wonder why should you care. We live in a habitat and we certainly don’t want some species

  • Zygomycota Structure

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    Zygomycota Structure - They have Cell walls which are made of chitin-chitosan. Zygospore which are mature has thick walls. Description - In the kingdom of fungi they are very small group and they are the Phylum Zygomycota.They can reproduce asexually or sexually with the help of process cis a classification that encompasses many dialled conjugation.In the classification of Zygomycota you can see many dfferent species and they all have a genome structure which are different. Characteristics