Biology 101 extra credit

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Nick Jordan W00739772 Biology 101 Extra Credit Canadian Journal of Micro Biology , Volume 52, #3, March 2006 Bioreactor studies on the endophytic fungus Entrophospora infrequens for the production of an anticancer alkaloid camptothecin Scientists have barely begun to scratch the surface of the world of fungi. We have documented 0.1 million of the estimated 1 million species of fungi. The 0.1 that we have noted have been found associated with other organisms such as parasites. Endophytes are microorganisms that live in the intercellular spaces of stems, petioles, roots, and the leaves of plants. These organisms have typically gone unnoticed, until now. (Strobel and Long 1998). Scientists have the idea that the endophyte may have developed a unique relationship with itself and the higher organism, in our case fungi. They may have developed a genetic system allowing them to transfer info between each other. The experiment, after treating the fresh plant material, each microbe was
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