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The fungal genomics project uses functional genomics approaches to identify fungal enzymes for industrial and environmental applications. It is a large-scale, gene discovery program on evolutionarily diverse fungal species chosen for their ability to grow at environmental extremes and their known ability in biodegradation, bioremediation and biocatalysis.
Fungal enzymes are already being used widely in industry. They are versatile and can be used in challenging environments. Besides, they are readily available and they can be produced at low cost.