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Fungal Biotechnology [Part 3]

June 28, 2012
By Krishiworld
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USE OF FUNGI TO CONTROL WEEDS: Weeds, in the widest sense of the world, include algae, ferns, annual & perennial plants, and also herbaceous or woody species. Fungi that are potential mycoherbicides can be divided into facultative parasites, which can be grown in the laboratory, and obligate parasites which at present cannot. Two approaches...

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Fungal Biotechnology [Part 2]

June 27, 2012
By Krishiworld
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USE OF FUNGI TO CONTROL INSET PEST - As insect biocontrol agents, fungi are markedly superior to other micro-organisms because they are generally non-specific in their action & are useful against a wide range of insect pests. On the debit side, however, their use is limited by the restricted range of humidities in which...

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Fungal Biotechnology [Part 1]

June 26, 2012
By Krishiworld
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FUNGI IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY The second area of agricultural biotechnology where fungi are likely to be important is as inoculates or biofertilizers for use in increasing crop production. CONTROL OF FUNGAL PLANT PATHOGENS BY MYCOFUNGICIDES - The species of the genus Trichoderma have become the most widely investigated of all potential mycofungicides. Modern approaches...

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