We recently posted about investigating whether the mangrove fungus we find on infected leaves may have potential uses in biotechnology (see here). The images above show how some Pestalotiopsis cultures we have isolated from infected mangrove leaves are able to change the color of a specific dye known as Congo red. When an organism causes a color change of this dye, we can infer that it is secreting some interesting and potentially useful compounds that could be used to breakdown waste from textile industries. We have some promising images from our mini trial (see featured images), so we will continue to investigate if this mangrove fungus has some unique capabilities.

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