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Isolation and Characterization of Medicinally Important Marine Penicillium Isolates

Isolation and Characterization of Medicinally Important Marine Penicillium Isolates

Ibrar Khan1,2,3,*, Sadia Qayyum2, Shehzad Ahmed2, Kashif Syed Haleem2, Mujaddad-ur-Rehman1, Guang-Lei Liu3 and Zhen-Ming Chi3

1Department of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, 22010 Pakistan
2Department of Microbiology, Hazara University, 21300 Mansehra, Pakistan
3UNESCO Chinese Center of Marine Biotechnology, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China

* Corresponding author: me_abrarkhan@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

The Yellow Sea is one of the mega diversity centers of the world and contains vast amount of flora and fauna. The Penicillium species belongs to one of the most common and economically significant group of marine micro-fungi family. The study comprised isolation, microscopic observations and ribotyping, allowed discrimination of the marine fungal isolates as Penicillium viticola F1, Penicillium restrictum F2, Penicillium rubens F8, Penicillium implicatum F10, Penicillium piceum F11, Penicillium oxalicum F12, Penicillium sumatrense F15, and Penicillium vinaceum F16. This study demonstrated that Yellow Sea can be considered as a valuable natural source of Penicillium species, which can be used for the production of medicinally important different secondary metabolites and organic acids. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

December

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1937-2341

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