Progress with Mangrove Fungus Biotechnology Project

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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Ryann Rossi
My general research interests lie in the ecology of marine coastal ecosystems. I am most interested in the role plant diseases have in shaping the ecology of coastal and estuarine environments. I am currently studying the role of a plant pathogen in a die-off of Red Mangroves in The Bahamas. Follow Ryann Rossi

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