Fungal metabolites and their industrial importance

A brief review

Mohd Suffian Azizan, Arief Izzairy Zamani, Klaus Peter Stahmann, Chyan Leong Ng

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Abstract

In pursuit of a better environmental sustainability, production industries are moving away from the conventional, chemically manufactured compounds and are focusing on optimising bio-based, naturally harvestable compounds to reduce carbon footprints, ecological and environmental impacts as well as to reduce manufacturing costs. One way to achieve this is by harnessing the versatile potential of diverse microorganisms, particularly fungi. Fungi have been known as important microorganisms for industrialisation. Many enzymes as well as primary and secondary metabolites that include pigments, antibiotics, vitamins, amino acids and organic acids have been discovered, leading to a productive growth of bio-commercialisation. This review will focus on the current biotechnical applications of filamentous fungi and its related industrial processes and will conclude with future prospects of the mycological biotechnology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalMalaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Metabolites
Fungi
Microorganisms
Carbon Footprint
Carbon footprint
Organic acids
Biotechnology
Pigments
Vitamins
Environmental impact
Sustainable development
Industry
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Amino Acids
Costs and Cost Analysis
Acids
Enzymes
Growth
Costs

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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Fungal metabolites and their industrial importance : A brief review. / Azizan, Mohd Suffian; Zamani, Arief Izzairy; Stahmann, Klaus Peter; Ng, Chyan Leong.

In: Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol. 19, No. 3, 01.12.2016, p. 15-23.

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Azizan, Mohd Suffian ; Zamani, Arief Izzairy ; Stahmann, Klaus Peter ; Ng, Chyan Leong. / Fungal metabolites and their industrial importance : A brief review. In: Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2016 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 15-23.
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