Bacterial resistance against antibiotics has become a global problem to a large exent due to the fact that resistances as well as virulence determinants are transferred horizontally. Elucidation of the mechanisms of horizontal transfer and their regulation is crucial to prevent their dissemination and to efficiently treat infectious diseases. The devolpment of techniques and methods in the fields of molecular genetics and molecular biology. The description of new fungal species from extreme environments in Slovenia. The description of specific ecological niches of individual fungal species which have been described only rarely in Slovenia. A contribution to the konwledge on the biodiversity of the Sečovlje park which is protected by law and the Ramar convention.