Thus, the main objective of this work consisted in the design and implementation of a bioprospecting
protocol for the isolation of lactobacilli from poultry feces, based on morphological and molecular identification, that could increase Lactobacillus isolation percentage compared to its representation in the GM.
of the plant extracts was carried out at the Laboratory of Natural Products and Organic Synthesis (LPPNS), at the UESC, Ilheus, Bahia.
Known as "bioprospecting
," scientists are searching near, far and wide for suitable candidates.
studies on TCMMs are thus warranted with aims of producing novel anticancer drugs.
historical herbal texts by hunting for new leads in old tomes.
A second example arises in "bioprospecting
": the search among wild organisms for chemicals that may be used in new industrial, agricultural, or pharmaceutical products.
A study commissioned by the UN Development Programme found that the net present sustainable bioprospecting
value of the Philippines' forests is approximately $36 million annually in perpetuity.
It is important to mention that various antitumor drugs currently used, such as paclitaxel from the vinca alkaloids and camptothecin were isolated from medicinal plants, which makes plant bioprospecting
an important resource to be exploited in the search for new therapeutic approaches against cancer (Srivastava et al., 2005).
Keeping in view the above facts, the current study was designed to explore bioprospecting
potential of endophytic fungi isolated from indigenous plants of Ambala, Haryana (India).
In SA, the Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004  is the only legal document that sets out what a 'benefit' may constitute for bioprospecting
or any other kind of research involving indigenous biological resources.
This includes the protection of species and ecosystems; the sustainable use of indigenous biological resources; the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from bioprospecting
with indigenous people; and the establishment of a South African National Biodiversity Institute."
(6) This peak period of interest in screening large number of biological samples, primarily plants, in the 1980s and 1990s will be referred to here as the "bioprospecting