Seminar topics on fungi

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Isolation, Identification and Classification of Fungi

A fungus is any member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which are separate from plants, animals, protists, and bacteria.

23 pages

 

Bacteria and Fungi Involved in Yogurt Production

Yogurt sold at different manufacturer, in Ilorin Kwara State was taken to the laboratory and examined, different bacteria and fungi were found in all the yoghurt tested using conventional methods. The implications of these micro organisms were discussed.

42 pages

 

Sustainable Means of Combating Mycotoxins in Grains Used for Livestock

All microorganisms are ubiquitous in nature and their interactions with plants, and animals and humans has been recognized for centuries. Some of these interactions are beneficial to the host as in the case of biotransformation such as fermentation and the production of antibiotics. Penicillin, which is one the most famous antibiotics drugs in the world, derived from a common fungus known as Penicillium and it is used to control disease in human and animal populations.

14 pages

 

Jock Itch Fungal Infection

Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, majorly the athletes. It is also more likely to occur in people who are overweight. Although often uncomfortable and bothersome, jock itch usually is not serious. Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of the body. groin area clean and dry and applying topical antifungal medications usually are sufficient to treat jock itch.

35 pages

 

Mycotoxins and Food Safety in Developing Countries

Fungi are ubiquitous plant pathogens that are major spoilage agents of foods and feedstuffs. The infection of plants by various fungi not only results in reduction in crop yield and quality with significant economic losses but also contamination of grains with poisonous fungal secondary metabolites called mycotoxins

29 pages

 

Production of Insecticidal Compounds Using Bacteria and Fungi

Pest and diseases have a serious effect on food production. Global crop yields are reduced by 20 to 40% annually due to impact of pests and diseases.Indiscriminate use of insecticides to combat insect challenges, have increased the selection pressure leading to resistance in insects. In such a situation, alternate options of insect control are advocated.

27 pages

 

Mycotoxins: Characterization , Occurrence and Detection

Mycotoxins are pharmacologically active mold metabolites produced in a strain-specific way that elicit some complicated toxicological activities (Bennett, 2003). Mycotoxins could also be described as secondary metabolites produced by a wide variety of organisms categorized as fungi, including mushrooms, yeasts and molds.

39 pages

 

Nosocomial Infections as a Factor in the Spread of Infectious Diseases

The basic idea of healthcare facilities which is to make people well is on the verge of being defeated as a result of patients contracting infections while in healthcare settings. Nosocomial infections are infections acquired by patients or healthcare workers while they are in healthcare facilities, including, hospitals, dental offices, nursing homes and doctors’ waiting rooms. Infectious diseases are diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that can be spread directly or indirectly from one person to another.

35 pages

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PROJECT, DISSERTATION AND THESIS TOPICS ON FUNGI

If you are working on more detailed research – fungi related, there are hundreds of fungi research thesis, projects, and dissertation you can use.

(a) Season of Harvest of Amaranthus cruentus L. In Relation to Seed-Borne Mycoflora and Major Shoot Diseases

The quality of Amaranthus cruentus L. seeds were influenced both by seasons of harvest and varietal type. The wetness that accompanied harvests of the first (April June) and second (August-October) seasons greatly-reduced the quality of seeds of cultivars. Quality reduction were in the form of seed malformation, discolouratlon and mycelial growth on them. Fifteen fungal species were found to be associated with seeds of the cultivars used.

168 pages | Thesis

(b) Phosphorus Uptake In Sorghum Seedlings Colonized With Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

The process of re-establishing the natural level of arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) fungi richness can represent a valid alternative to conventional phosphate based fertilization practices, with a view to sustainable agriculture. The main strategy that can be adopted to achieve this goal is the direct re-introduction of AM fungi inoculum into a target soil.

50 pages | Dissertation

(c) STUDIES OF TOXIGENIC AND ZOOPATHOGENIC FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPOILAGE OF NIGERIAN POULTRY FEEDS

Six species of known toxigenic and zoopathogenic fungi were isolated from Nigerian poultry feeds. These include Aspergillus flavus Link: Fr. (IMI 280819), A. fumiga tus Fres. (1M1 280822), ~ niger v. Tieghem (IM1 280823), A. oryzae (Ahlburg) Cohn (IM1 280831), Rhizopus arrhizus Fischer (1M1 280827) and Rhizomucor pusillus Lindt Schipper (1MI 280824).

184 pages | Thesis

(d) Diversity And Biological Control Potential Of Haloalkaliphilic Fungi From Lake Magadi, Kenya

Fungi are eukaryotic microorganisms that have simple multicellular or unicellular cell structures. They are distributed in terrestrial soils, forests, aquatic habitats and in extreme environments with high ambient salts, temperature, pH and pressure. Fungi from extreme environments are potential sources of novel biocatalysts for example antimicrobial agents that can help solve the rising cases of drug resistance.

90 pages | Thesis

(e) Morphological And Molecular Characterization Of Ascobolus And Pilobolus Fungi In Wild Herbivore Dung In Nairobi National Park

Coprophilous fungi are abundant species found in dung of most wild animals, and an easily available and abundant tool for studying and monitoring ecosystem changes. The focus of this study was to characterize two genera of coprophilous fungi, Pilobolus and Ascobolus. These fungi are important in decomposing and recycling of nutrients from animal waste. Ascobolus fungi are important in genetic studies and have been identified as a source of enzymes and antibiotics.

87 pages | Thesis

(f) Effect Of Trichoderma Harzianum And Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi On Growth Of Tea Cuttings, Napier Grass And Disease Management In Tomato Seedlings

A green house study was conducted to investigate the ability of an isolate of Trichoderma harzianum (P52) and Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in enhancing growth in tea cuttings, tomato seedlings and napier grass cuttings. Trichoderma harzianum is a saprophytic fungus that enhances plant growth through solubilization of nutrients and is antagonistic to many soil pathogens.

113 pages | Thesis

(g) Determination Of Fungi And Factors Associated With Their Growth On Sun Dried Rastrineobola Argentea In Gucha South, Kisii County, Kenya

Micro-fungi are microorganisms that can withstand very low water concentrations. This enables them to grow on substrates where most other microorganisms do not grow. Fish is sun dried to reduce post-harvest deterioration and to provide a microbiologically stable product. In humid climatic conditions like those found in Gucha South due to high amount of rainfall throughout the year, the growth of micro-fungi on sun dried Rastrineobola argentea (Omena) is accelerated due to absorption of moisture from the environment due to poor storage and handling.

123 pages | Thesis

(h) Antifungal Secondary Metabolites From Monanthotaxis Littoralis With Activity Against Mycotoxigenic Fungi From Maize

This study involved isolation of compounds from the plant Monanthotaxis littoralis, screening and evaluating the activity of the compounds against mycotoxigenic fungi isolated from maize collected from LVB and structure elucidation of the bioactive compounds. The non volatile secondary metabolites were extracted from the plant using methanol. The methanol extract was suspended in water and extracted with ethyl acetate. Hydro-distillation was used in the extraction of essential oils.

119 pages | Thesis

(i) Ghana’s Mangrove Wetland Endophytic Fungi: Cytotoxicity, Anti-Plasmodial And Apoptotic Activity Of Quinolactacin A1/A2, Citrinadin A And Butrecitrinadin

Marine-derived endophytic fungi isolated from mangrove plants are an important and novel resource of natural bioactive compounds with their potential applications in medicine, agriculture and food industry. There are many instances that seem to suggest that, some of the novel metabolites previously isolated from certain species of marine plants and invertebrates are actually metabolites of marine-derived endophytic fungi.

205 pages | Thesis

(j) Potentials For Mycoremediation Of Petroleum Products By Fungi Isolated From Irvingia Gabonensis Seeds

The Petroleum Industry has a huge potential for the pollution of the environment at every stage of its operation, hence the need to constantly fashion out new strategies for maintaining the sanctity of our environment. Fungi associated with diseased Irvingia gabonensis (Baill) seeds found in the open markets were suspected to possess the ability to degrade the hydrocarbon substances contained in these seeds.

312 pages | Thesis

(k) ISOLATION OF FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH ROT ONION BULBS

This study was conducted to examine the fungi present in spoilt onion bulb. Five different sample of spoilt onion bulb were blended together and suspended in sterilized distilled water which was used to inoculate Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA). Four different fungi were isolated from the sample and the morphological characteristics shows that the isolate belong to the following genera: Alternaria sp., Aspergillius sp., Penicillium sp., and Rhizopus sp.

37 pages | Project

(l) Analysis Of Low Molecular Weight Compounds Produced By Indigenous Wood Decay Fungi

Over the years, natural products have played a major role in the search for novel drugs or drug candidates. Secondary metabolites from nature especially those of fungal origin exhibit unique biological activities and research continue to meet the keen interests which have potential pharmaceutical value. Fungi constitute an important source of secondary metabolites such as penicillin.

156 pages | Thesis

(m) Occurrence And Characteristics of Mycotic Agents Isolated From Skin Lesions of Trade Horses And Donkeys in Obollo-Afor, Enugu State Nigeria

This study was conducted to document the occurrence and characteristics of mycotic agents isolated from trade horses and donkeys in Obollo-Afor, Enugu State. A total of 497 horses and 65 donkeys presented for sale at Obollo-Afor horse/donkey market during the wet season (June to August 2014) and dry season (January to March 2015) were examined for skin lesions.

140 pages | Project

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