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Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications

By: Diego Cunha Zied(Editor), Arturo Pardo-Giménez(Editor)

574 pages, 12 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Sep 2017 | #240349 | ISBN-13: 9781119149415
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Comprehensive and timely, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications provides the most up to date information on the various edible mushrooms on the market. Compiling knowledge on their production, application and nutritional effects, chapters are dedicated to the cultivation of major species such as Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus subrufescens, Lentinula edodes, Ganoderma lucidum and others. With contributions from top researchers from around the world, topics covered include:
- Biodiversity and biotechnological applications
- Cultivation technologies
- Control of pests and diseases
- Current market overview
- Bioactive mechanisms of mushrooms
- Medicinal and nutritional properties

Extensively illustrated with over 200 images, this is the perfect resource for researchers and professionals in the mushroom industry, food scientists and nutritionists, as well as academics and students of biology, agronomy, nutrition and medicine.


List of Contributors xix
Acknowledgments xxiii
Preface xxv

1 Mushrooms and Human Civilization 1 / Behari Lal Dhar
2 Current Overview of Mushroom Production in the World 5 / Daniel J. Royse, Johan Baars and Qi Tan
3 Mushrooms: Biology and Life Cycle 15 / Eustaquio Souza Dias and Manuela Rocha de Brito
4 Genetic Aspects and Strategies for Obtaining Hybrids 35 / Manjit Singh and Shwet Kamal
5 Spawn Production 89 / Kasper Moreaux
6 Compost as a Food Base for Agaricus bisporus 129 / Jos Buth
7 Casing Materials and Techniques in Agaricus bisporus Cultivation 149 / A. Pardo ]Gimenez, J.E. Pardo and Diego C. Zied
8 The Bag or Block System of Agaricus Mushroom Growing 175 / Raymond Samp
9 The Mushroom Industry in the Netherlands 197 / Jos Buth
10 New Technology in Agaricus bisporus Cultivation 211 / Arcadio Gomez
11 Insect, Mite, and Nematode Pests of Commercial Mushroom Production 221 / Danny Lee Rinker
12 Mushroom Diseases and Control 239 / Francisco J. Gea and Maria J. Navarro
13 Harvesting and Processing of Mushrooms 261 / Juan Valverde
14 Mushroom Farm Design and Technology of Cultivation 271 / Behari Lal Dhar
15 Cultivation of Mushrooms in Plastic Bottles and Small Bags 309 / Katsuji Yamanaka
16 Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus 339 / Alma E. Rodriguez Estrada and John Pecchia
17 Characteristics, Production, and Marketing of the Sun Mushroom: The New Medicinal Cultivated Mushroom 361 / Diego Cunha Zied, Jose Emilio Pardo Gonzalez, Eustaquio Souza Dias and Arturo Pardo Gimenez
18 Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum 385 / Xuan Wei Zhou
19 Naturally Occurring Strains of Edible Mushrooms: A Source to Improve the Mushroom Industry 415 / Edgardo Alberto
20 Spent Mushroom Substrate Uses 427 / Danny Lee Rinker
21 Chemical, Nutritional, and Bioactive Potential of Mushrooms 455 / Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Angela Fernandes and Sandrina A. Heleno
22 Medicinal Properties and Clinical Effects of Medicinal Mushrooms 503 / Solomon P. Wasser

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