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Marine-derived fungi: increasing in the CRM-UNESP collection and prospection of ligninolytic enzymes

Grant number: 13/00286-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology - Applied Microbiology
Principal researcher:Lara Durães Sette
Grantee:Aline Mayumi da Silva Yoshida
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/50190-2 - Investigation of metabolic and biotechnological potential of marine organisms in bioremediation processes and for the production of substances with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-Leishmania activities (Marine Biodiversity), AP.BTA.TEM


Fungi are a group of marine organisms poorly explored from the ecological and biotechnological points of view. These micro-organisms may have biological advantages for their application in saline environments or processes. In this context, about 115 filamentous fungi recently recovered from marine samples (sponges, sea urchins, algae, and sediments) during the conduction of the Thematic Project FAPESP 2010/50190-2 "Investigation of biotechnological and metabolic potential from marine-derived organisms for bioremediation processes and production of substances with anti-viral, anti- anti-Leishmania and inflammatory activities", will be used in order to expand the collection of marine-derived fungi associated to the Microbial Resource Center of UNESP (CRM-UNESP) and prospecting ligninolytic enzymes. The ligninolytic enzymes belong to the group of oxidases and peroxidases and for having low specificity to the substrate can act in the degradation of various environmental pollutants compounds, including textile dyes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) derived from petroleum.(AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BONUGLI-SANTOS, RAFAELLA C.; DOS SANTOS VASCONCELOS, MARIA R.; PASSARINI, MICHEL R. Z.; VIEIRA, GABRIELA A. L.; LOPES, VIVIANE C. P.; MAINARDI, PEDRO H.; DOS SANTOS, JULIANA A.; DUARTE, LIDIA DE AZEVEDO; OTERO, IGOR V. R.; DA SILVA YOSHIDA, ALINE M.; et al. Marine-derived fungi: diversity of enzymes and biotechnological applications. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 6, . (11/18769-3, 13/08617-7, 13/12505-0, 09/18399-1, 12/12622-3, 08/06720-7, 13/19486-0, 13/00286-1)

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