Isolation and Characterization of Medicinally Important Marine Penicillium Isolates

Isolation and Characterization of Medicinally Important Marine Penicillium Isolates

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.

No. of Pages
435-441
Volume
49
Author's Details
Ibrar Khan, Sadia Qayyum, Shehzad Ahmed, Kashif Syed Haleem, Mujaddad-ur- Rehman, Guang-Lei Liu and Zhen-Ming Chi
Research Field
Microbiology