With increasing concern over the use of plastic and its negative impacts on our health and our environment, a completely natural packaging solution may be an innovative replacement to reduce our dependence on fossil-fuel based materials. Mushroom based packaging made from mycelium is a promising renewable alternative that offers many benefits compared to plastic. The naturally-occurring nucleoside analogue known as Cordycepin (a.k.a 3’-deoxyadenosine) is found in the Himalayan fungus Cordyceps sinensis and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years to treat cancers and other inflammatory diseases. However, it breaks down quickly in the blood stream, so a minimal amount of cancer-destroying drug is delivered to the tumour. In order to improve its potency and clinically assess its applications as a cancer drug, biopharmaceutical company NuCana has developed Cordycepin into a clinical therapy, using their novel ProTide technology, to create a chemotherapy drug with dramatically improved efficacy. Fungi is one of the important kingdoms of microorganisms because of the following benefits of it. It is used in medical industries for the production of different medicines. It is used in the agricultural industry for the enhancement of crop quality and production. It plays an important role in the release of different gases in the atmosphere. It is also essential for different household purposes. It also plays an economically important role in recycling processes. It is used for the production of different food items.

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