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The search for APIs in the genome of fungi

Bioinformatics to identify essential genes for designing efficient strains

Dr. Christian Derntl

Fungi hold enormous potential to discover new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and valua-ble substances, for example antibiotics, pigments and raw materials for biological plastics. While conventional discovery methods are reaching their limits, recent developments in bioinformatics and biotechnology are paving the way for new approaches that promise the discovery of new sub-stances.

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