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Biotechnological potential of plant-associated endophytic fungi:hope versus hype

Kusari, Souvik and Singh, Satpal and Jayabaskaran, Chelliah (2014) Biotechnological potential of plant-associated endophytic fungi:hope versus hype. In: TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 32 (6). pp. 297-303.

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Abstract

The potential of endophytes, particularly endophytic fungi, capable of demonstrating desirable functional traits worth exploitation using red biotechnology is well established. However, these discoveries have not yet translated into industrial bioprocesses for commercial production of biopharmaceuticals using fungal endophytes. Here, we define the current challenges in transforming curiosity driven discoveries into industrial scale endophyte biotechnology. The possible practical, feasible, and sustainable strategies that can lead to harnessing fungal endophyte-mediated pharmaceutical products are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: endophytic fungi; red biotechnology; plant-microbe interaction; endophyte biotechnology; industrial bioprocess; synthetic biology; secondary metabolites; biosynthetic pathway
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 05:42
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49430

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