The confidential master’s thesis of the postgraduate student (Noor Ali Rahim) was discussed in the College of Science / University of Misan, Department of Biology, for her tagged thesis:
(Evaluation of antimicrobial activity for secondary metabolite products of nematode-trapping fungi)
The discussion committee consisted of the gentlemen listed below:
Prof. Dr. Majid Kazem Al-Shibli, Mycology, Al-Qadisiyah University / College of Education as Chairman
Ass.Prof. Dr. Walid Mohsen Ali , Biotechnology, University of Misan / Colleje of Science, Member.
Ass. Prof. Dr. Yahya Ashour Salih, Fungi, Basra University / College of Agriculture, member.
Prof. Dr. Ali Abdul Wahid Qasim Fungi, University of Misan / College of Science, member and supervisor.
The discussion took place in the hall of Imam Al-Sadiq.
The thesis included extracting secondary metabolites for nine species of fungi and evaluating their antimicrobial effectiveness, as well as detecting the active chemical compounds produced by these fungi using GC-MS technology, in addition to testing the ability of these fungi to produce enzymes.
The results showed that the fungi have the ability to kill the larvae of the warts of wheat (Angunia tritici) and to break down the crude oil and grow after crushing, as well as the ability to increase the germination rate of okra seeds and the length of the germination tube, also the results showed that the tested fungi have the ability to produce an enzyme Proteinase and Chitinase, as well as the ability to produce alkaloids, phenols and soaps
Many of the active compounds produced by these fungi have been diagnosed using GC-MS technology
The study recommended the use of fungi in the field of biological treatment to get rid of hydrocarbon pollution, as well as in the field of biological. also to use the for these fungi to reduce the time period for germination of okra seeds and increase the growth of seeds.