Understanding interactions between toxic waste and fungi: breaking down toxic materials and restore ecosystems

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Role of Fungi for earth, Breaking down toxic materials, Restore ecosystems, Toxic waste, Mushroom, Mycoremediation


Significant pressure has been applied to the secondary pollution or over costing to deal with pollution over the past decade. Several studies have tried to explore cost-effective methods to deal with earth’s pollution. There are several species in the nature which can play vital role to fight with pollution naturally without any secondary pollution. Mycoremediation is getting attention these days, because this is process of harnessing fungi’s ability to break down things for a valuable effect. In industry, bioenergy, biomaterials, biochemicals, and bio-fertilizer are converted from bio-waste and agricultural crop residues with the help of such fungal products. This is the reason fungi is getting more attention in every field. The prime job of most fungi is to sustain the natural world. Along with bacteria, fungi are important for the earth. This study reviews the benefits of fungi in different sectors. It also highlights the role of fungi to fight with toxic materials. This study also recommends further research towards the exploitation of potential of fungi as bioremediation tool.


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Sanjrani, M. A., Rani, K., Qasim, K., & Sarfaraz, M. (2023). Understanding interactions between toxic waste and fungi: breaking down toxic materials and restore ecosystems . Journal of Recycling Economy & Sustainability Policy, 2(1), 7–14. Retrieved from https://respjournal.com/index.php/pub/article/view/10