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New publication in cooperation with the TU Berlin: Filamentous fungal applications in biotechnology: a combined bibliometric and patentometric assessment

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New publication in cooperation with the TU Berlin: Filamentous fungal applications in biotechnology: a combined bibliometric and patentometric assessment

Filamentous fungi are increasing contributors to biotechnology. To glean a snapshot of the state of the discipline, literature (bibliometry) and patent (patentometry) outputs of filamentous fungal applications and the related fields were quantitatively surveyed. How these outputs vary across fungal species, industrial application(s), geographical locations and biotechnological companies were analysed. Results identified (i) fungi as crucial drivers for publications and patents in biotechnology, (ii) enzyme and organic acid production as the main applications, (iii) Aspergillus as the most commonly used genus by biotechnologists, (iv) China, the United States, Brazil, and Europe as the leaders in filamentous fungal science, and (v) the key players in industrial biotechnology.