Day: May 13, 2020

Lichen-Derived Culture and Its Application

Lichens have been used as foods, medicines, dyes, and perfumes since ancient times. Many pharmacologically active compounds have been isolated from lichens. However, lichens in nature are rare and seasonal, and harvesting as an industrial resource may lead to the extinction of species. Therefore, to be used in industrial applications, they must be cultured in vitro. Pharmacological use – Lichens are symbiotic associations composed of fungal (mycobiont) and algal (photobiont) partners. They produce secondary metabolites […]

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