Endophytic fungi a novel source of bioactive compounds for Pharmaceutical industry

  • Vinibha Rajakumari Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Vels University (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai-600117, India
  • Kalyanaraman Rajagopal I Department of Botany, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Autonomous), Mylapore, Chennai-600004, India
  • Mohanasundaram S Department of Biotechnology, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology, Maduranthagam Taluk- 603308, Kanchipuram-Dist, Tamil Nadu, India


Over the past two decades, remarkable progress has been made to further elucidate the significances of endophytic fungi. The prime focus being the treasure of products which are of medically important. They are found to be anticancer, antioxidants, antifungal, etc. Similarly, in recent years a tremendous progress has been made on developing them into an important medical tool in the therapy of various medical conditions. In this article, we will address some of the more prominent and recent researches and make suggestions for further studies to be performed in near future. Fungal endophytes which are ubiquitous, reside in the internal tissue of living plants. Endophytic fungi that spread out from tropic to arctic have enormous potential in terms of secondary metabolic production. Apart from this the fungal bio synthesis which leads to pharmaceutically valuable chemical subsidies will also be taken into account for discussion.

Keywords: Endophytes, Symbiotic, Xerophytes, Bioactive Compounds, Antimicrobial compounds, secondary metabolites


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Vinibha Rajakumari, Kalyanaraman Rajagopal I, & Mohanasundaram S. (2017). Endophytic fungi a novel source of bioactive compounds for Pharmaceutical industry. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(3), 451-454. Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/636
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