News tagged with mold fungi

Molecular switch for cheaper biofuel

Biofuel is often obtained from starchy plants - but this places fuel production in competition with food production. At the Vienna University of Technology, genetically modified mold fungi are created, which have the ability ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Pharmaceuticals from crab shells

The pharmaceutical NANA is 50 times more expensive than gold. Now it can be produced from chitin - a very cheap natural resource. The process was made possible by genetically modifying mold fungi.

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Mold fungi can cure plants

We know them from our garden, from damp cellars or from the fridge - mold fungi can be found almost everywhere. Their success is due to their remarkable versatility:  depending on external conditions, they can choose ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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