Investigation of the anti-microbial properties of endophytes from Santalum lanceolatum

Wixted, J. and Dearnaley, J. and Lynch, M. (2014) Investigation of the anti-microbial properties of endophytes from Santalum lanceolatum. In: 2014 Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Mycological Society, 21-23 April 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

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Santalum lanceolatum is a native Australian plant which has a history of prior use by the indigenous Australian population to treat infections. This project looks at the fungal endophytes present in Santalum lanceolatum and whether bioactive compounds from the endophytic fungi may be able to be used as antimicrobials. At this stage two sites in the Darling Downs region have been sampled with both sites producing a wide variety of endophytes from the plant tissue when grown on potato dextrose agar. One site has already been screened on Sensitest agar against ATCC type strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Serratia
marcescens, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans, with no observable inhibition as to the growth of these pathogens. If any bioactive compounds are found to be effective, then the molecular structure of the compound is to be identified along with the sequencing of the ITSDNA of the endophytic fungi from which it came. Work on this project will be continuing throughout 2014.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster presentation - only Abstract printed, as provided here.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 07:09
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 04:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endophyte, Santalum lanceolatum, bioactivity
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified

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