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 Why exploit fungal diversity in discovery programs?

Nature represents a formidable pool of bioactive compounds and is more than ever a strategic source for new successful commercial products.  Recent advances made in genomics, proteomics and combinatorial chemistry concede that natural compounds already possess an inherent bioactivity or function  within the host and in the environment.

Microbial  sources such as fungi are well known to produce a wide variety of chemical structures, several of which have led to valuable pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and industrial products.

The world of fungi provides a fascinating and almost endless source of biological diversity.  We estimate that at least 5 million new species could be isolated in culture. 

Compared to plants and marine organisms,fungi can be cultured and maintained in the laboratory to provide wide-ranging amounts of material for screening purposes.

The combination of these elements provides an excellent source for your discovery programs.

     

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