TABLE OF CONTENTS

KEYNOTE LECTURES

  1. PAST AND PRESENT TRENDS IN THE PRODUCTION OF LENTINULA EDODES IN ASIA
  2. A SUCCESSFUL COINCIDENCE: THE HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS, THE GENUS PSILOCYBE, THE TRADITIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MYCOLOGY IN MEXICO
  3. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE POSSIBILITIES IN THE AGARICUS SPP (BUTTON MUSHROOM) INDUSTRY
  4. PRODUCTION OF HUITLACOCHE USTILAGO MAYDIS USING INOCULATION TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED TO SCREEN REACTIONS OF SWEET CORN TO COMMON SMUT
  5. HANDLING AND USING “SPENT” MUSHROOM SUBSTRATE AROUND THE WORLD


MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND PHYLOGENY
  1. MOLECULAR EVOLUTION OF MITOCHONDRIAL SEQUENCES ENCODING A FAMILY B DNA POLYMERASE AND THE SSU-rRNA, AMONG EDIBLE MUSHROOMS (AGROCYBE SPP, AGARICUS BISPORUS, LENTINULA EDODES)
  2. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF GRIFOLA FRONDOSA (MAITAKE) REVEALS CRYPTIC NORTH AMERICAN AND ASIAN SPECIES
  3. MOLECULAR GENETIC VARIATION IN POPULATIONS OF VERTICILLIUM FUNGICOLA ON THE CULTIVATED BUTTON MUSHROOM AGARICUS BISPORUS
  4. ANALYSIS OF A POTENTIAL THERMOTOLERANCE-RELATED GENE OF AGARICUS BISPORUS
  5. A PCR-BASED TEST FOR VERTICILLIUM FUNGICOLA INCITING DRY BUBBLE DISEASE ON AGARICUS BISPORUS
  6. MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY AND CULTIVATION OF AGARICUS SPECIES


GENETICS AND BREEDING
  1. PURIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF AN ENDOGLUCANASE (EG1) FROM VOLVARIELLA VOLVACEA
  2. GENETIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TWO LIGNINOLYTIC ENZYMES IN TWO GEOGRAPHICALLY ISOLATED STRAINS OF PLEUROTUS DJAMOR
  3. SYMMETRICAL RECOVERY OF MONOKARYOTIC COMPONENTS FROM LENTINULA EDODES USING DEDIKARYOTIZATION
  4. FRUIT BODY COLOR IN PLEUROTUS SPP HYBRID STRAINS OBTAINED BY MATINGS OF COMPATIBLE NEOHAPLONTS


PESTS AND DISEASES
  1. COBWEB DISEASE OF AGARICUS BISPORUS: INCIDENCE, LOSSES AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT
  2. CASING SOIL BACTERIA AS BIOCONTROL AGENTS AGAINST THE MYCOPARASITIC FUNGI OF AGARICUS BISPORUS
  3. GREEN MOLD DISEASE: ADAPTATION OF TRICHODERMA HARZIANUM Th2 TO MUSHROOM COMPOST
  4. EVOLUTION AND SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF PHORID AND SCIARID FLIES IN SPANISH MUSHROOM CROPS


PHYSIOLOGY
  1. DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF EXTRACELLULAR ENZYME ACTIVITIES IN AGROCYBE AEGERITA STRAINS
  2. SUNFLOWER SEED-BASED MEDIUM FOR GROWTH OF GANODERMA SPP
  3. DETECTION OF EXTRACELLULAR ENZYMES PRODUCED BY PLEUROTUS SPP GROWN ON COFFEE PULP
  4. MYCELIAL GROWTH OF GANODERMA LUCIDUM ON A SELENIUM-ENRICHED MEDIA


SUBSTRATES
  1. EFFECT OF ORGANIC NITROGEN SUPPLEMENTATION IN PLEUROTUS SPECIES
  2. CROP CYCLE TIME, YIELD AND QUALITY OF MAITAKE GRIFOLA FRONDOSA AS INFLUENCED BY NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS
  3. EFFECT OF TREATING POST-COMPOSTING SUPPLEMENTS WITH DIFFERENT CONCENTRATIONS OF FORMALDEHYDE ON THE YIELD OF AGARICUS BISPORUS
  4. BACTERIOTYPING - AN ADDITIONAL TOOL FOR DISTINGUISHING DIFFERENT STRAINS OF AGARICUS BISPORUS AND SPECIES OF PLEUROTUS
  5. NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY - AN ADAPTIVE PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AGARICUS BISPORUS COMPOST PRODUCTION
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF NON-COMPOSTED SUBSTRATES FOR PRODUCTION OF AGARICUS BISPORUS
  7. SUBMERGED FERMENTATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC WASTES UNDER MODERATE TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS FOR OYSTER MUSHROOM GROWING SUBSTRATES


CROP MANAGEMENT
  1. MONITORING OF MYCELIAL GROWTH AND FRUCTIFICATION OF LENTINULA EDODES ON SEVERAL AGRICULTURAL RESIDUES
  2. CULTURE CONDITIONS FOR INCREASING YIELDS OF LENTINULA EDODES
  3. VACUUM SOAKING OF WOOD CHIP SHIITAKE LENTINULA EDODES LOGS TO REDUCE SOAK TIME AND STIMULATE MUSHROOM YIELD
  4. IMPROVEMENT OF SHIITAKE SPAWN FOR CULTURING ON PASTEURIZED WHEAT STRAW
  5. CASING ADDITIVES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON YIELD AND FRESH QUALITY OF AGARICUS BISPORUS
  6. CULTIVATION OF PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS AND P. PULMONARIUS ON SPENT BREWER'S GRAIN AND TEQUILA MAGUEY BAGASSE
  7. BIOMASS PRODUCTION OF PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS AND LENTINULA EDODES ON TEQUILA VINASSES
  8. UPDATES ON SPAWN PRODUCTION OF VOLVARIELLA VOLVACEA, THE TROPICAL STRAW MUSHROOM


POSTHARVEST HANDLING
  1. IMPROPER POSTHARVEST HANDLING PRACTICES MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF STAPHYLOCOCCAL ENTEROTOXIN PRODUCTION IN FRESH AND BLANCHED MUSHROOMS


MEDICINAL USES
  1. GENOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF SELECTED MUSHROOM SPECIES
  2. STUDIES OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS IN SUBMERGED CULTURES
  3. CULTIVATION OF GANODERMA LUCIDUM AND ITS EFFECT ON THE PRODUCTION OF LYMPHOCITES
  4. BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES FROM LENTINULA EDODES AND PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS


ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF MUSHROOMS
  1. GROWTH OF PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS ON THE WASTEWATER OF A MUSHROOM FARM
  2. EFFECT OF ENDOSULFAN ON MYCELIAL GROWTH OF PLEUROTUS OSTREATUS AND AURICULARIA FUSCOSUCCINEA IN LIQUID CULTURE


WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION OF MUSHROOMS
  1. COMPARISON OF OYSTER MUSHROOM PRODUCTION PRACTICES IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES
  2. CULTIVATED EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS IN GUATEMALA
  3. FUNDAMENTAL TRENDS IN RURAL MUSHROOM CULTIVATION IN MEXICO AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  4. RURAL MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING OF WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOMS IN MEXICO
  5. NATURAL-LOG CULTIVATION OF THE MEDICINAL MUSHROOM GANODERMA LUCIDUM (REISHI)
  6. SPECIALTY GOURMET AND MEDICINAL FUNGI RESEARCH IN TASMANIA
  7. PERFORMANCE OF VARIOUS STRAINS OF PLEUROTUS SPECIES UNDER GHANAIAN CONDITIONS