Contents & List of Contributors


    Foreword & Preface


    1. Witnessing the Development of the Mushroom Industry in China.

    2. Culinary-Medicinal Higher Basidiomycete Mushrooms as a Prominent Source of Dietary Supplements and Drugs for the 21st Century.

    3. New Hypotheses from Integration of Morphological Traits, Biochemical Data and Molecular Phylogeny in Agaricus spp.

    4. The Cultivation of Mycorrhizal Mushrooms Success and Failure.

    5. Superoxide Dismutase Mushroom under Stress!

    6. Media Composition Influences the Ability of Ganoderma lucidum mycelium to Absorb Selenium.

    7. Enzyme System of Pleurotus ostreatus and Its Application in Animal Feed.

    8. Gene Expression of a New Metalloprotease from Pleurotus ostreatus is Developmentally Regulated.

    9. Full-Length cDNA Sequence of a Gene Related to the Thermotolerance of Agaricus bisporus.

    10. A Multigene Approach for the Taxonomic Determination of Pleurotus eryngiiIsolates.

    11. Morphological and Anatomical Characterization of Morchella eximia f. schizocostanaJct.Recorded for the First Time in Turkey.

    12. Determination of Some Characteristic of Wild Agaricus Collected from Turkey.

    13. The Influence of Culture Conditions on Fungal Pellet Formation by Submerged Fermentation of Cordyceps sinensis (Paecilomyces hepiali) Cs 4.

    14.Identification of Tuber aestivum, T. panniferum and T. excavatum by Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism.

    15. Champignon do Brasil (Agaricus brasiliensis) Nutrition, Health, Market Demands and Regulatory Concerns.

    16. Elucidating the Flavour Synthesis Pathway of Agaricusbisporus.

    17. Characterization of a Novel Antihypertensive Angiotensin I converting Enzyme Inhibitory Peptides from Edible Mushrooms.

    18. Effect of Selenium Source on Selenium Absorption by Mycelia of Nine Pleurotus ostreatus Strains.

    19. Cultivation ant Antioxidative Activities of a New Functional Mushroom, Pholiota spp.

    20. Report on the Exploitation of Mycelia Powder Products.

    21. Nuclear Behavior and Mating System Analysis in the Bipolar Mushroom, Pholiotanameko.

    22. Breeding Mushrooms: State of the Art.

    23. Transgenic Breeding of Agaricus bisporus: The Next Frontier.

    24. Transformation of Volvariella volvacea with a Thermal Hysteresis Protein Gene by Particle Bombardment.

    25. Analysis of the Polarity of the Jelly Basidiomycete Auricularia auricula.

    26. RAPD Analysis of Three Selected Strains of Hypsizigus marmoreus.

    27. Gene Transfer in Edible Mushrooms.

    28. Elementary Research Report on the Cross Breeding of Pholiota nameko.

    29. Monitoring Mushroom Compost Quality During Production and Cropping.

    30. Progress on the Breeding, Spawn-Making and Year-Round Cultivation of Agaricus bisporus in Fujian, China.

    31.Vermicompost in Substrate and Casing Formulas for the Production of Brown Agaricus bisporus.

    32. The Evaluation of Compost Parameters During Production for the Development of a Potential Yield Model for Phase III Compost.

    33. Use of Common Reed (Phragmites communis Trin) as a Raw Material in the Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus.

    34. Bioconversion of the Olive Oil Mills By-Product (Jift) by Mushroom Fungi in Jordan.

    35. Evaluation of OryktaTM as a Source of Micronutrients to Improve Yield and Quality of Agaricus bisporus Mushrooms.

    36. Preliminary Planning and Design for Edible Fungus Production.

    37. Evaluation of Different Colombian Agroindustrial Wastes as Substrates for the Growth and Production of Lentinula edodes. Berk. Pegler (Shiitake).

    38. Use of Mushroom Spent Wheat Straw Compost as Animal Feed.

    39. Spawn Preparation by Irradiation of Grains.

    40. High Yield Cultivation Techniques for Year-round Production of Lentinula edodes.

    41. Growing of ostreatus on Woods of Various Deciduous Trees.

    42. The Effect of Calcium Chloride Irrigation on Agaricus Yield Quality and Salinity of Casing Soil.

    43. Study on the Technological Condition for Submerged Fermenter Culture of Eight Strains of Flammulinavelutipes.

    44. Effects of Different Substrate Combination on Mycelial Growth of Pleurotus ostreatus.

    45. Consumption and Production of Recently Domesticated Edible Fungi in the United States with a Projection of Their Potential.

    46. Cultivation ofPleurotus spp. in China.

    47. Cultivation of New Mushroom Species in East of Asia.

    48. The Cultivation of Pleurotusnebrodensis in China.

    49. The Exploiation and Cultivation of Pleuorotus nebrodensis in China.

    50. Viral dsRNAs in Agaricus bisporus: Transmission, Symptom, Expression and Control.

    51. Green Moulds and Bacterial Blotch of the Cultivated Mushroom, Agaricus bisporus.

    52. Strategic Mushroom Pest and Disease Management Downunder.

    53. Determination of Pseudomonas tolaasii Threshold Concentration Required to Produce Symptoms of Bacterial Blotch Disease in Pleurotus eryngii.

    54. Types of Interactions Between Lentinula edodes (Agaricales) and Trichoderma species ("Green Mould") on Malt Extract Agar Medium.

    55. Laboratory Efficacy of Selected Fungicides and Rhododendron catawbienseLeaf Extracts on the Growth Verticillium fungicola.

    56. Innovative New Fungal Products Produced with Solid Substrate Fementation.

    57. Application of Modern Separation and Recombination Technology in the Study of Mushroom Functional Foods.

    58. The Possible Role of Mushroom in Maintaining Good Health and Preventing Disease.

    59. Role of Ganoderma lucidum in Minimizing Recurrences in Five Common Clinical Problems of the Respiratory Tracts: a Study of 308 Cases.

    60. Medicinal Polypores Indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Old Growth Forests of North America Screening for Novel Antiviral Activity.

    61. Introduction to Edible Fungi Resources in China: Interesting Mushroom for the Henduan Mountains.

    62. Poisonous Mushrooms Known from China-Species Resources and Distribution.

    63. Study on the Ganoderma Species on Bangladesh.

    64. Exotic Mushroom Production in Europe Needs Innovation.

    65. Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterotoxin Production in Blanched Mushroom Held in Salt Brines and the Possible role of Chitin.

    66. Postharvest Quality of Agaricus bisporus Mushroom.

    67. Role of China's Mushroom Societies in the Development in the Mushroom Industry.

    68. The role of the China Edible Mushroom Association in Promoting the Full-Scale Development of the Mushroom Industry.

    69. Support for Poverty Alleviation thorough Mushroom Farming: The Mush World Foundation's Case.

    70. Immunoactivation and Antiproliferation of Tumor Cells by Active Compounds of Ganoderma lucidum.

    71. Immunomodulating Activities of β-Glucan ofGanoderma lucidum by Binding to Dectin-1 Receptor.

    72. Biosynthesis Immunostimulatory Compounds of Ganoderma sp. From European Habitats by Submerged and Solid State Cultivation.

    73. Interspecific Hibridyzation of Ganodermalucidum and G. tsugae by Protoplast Fusion.

    74. Production of IgM by B cells After Stimulation with GLIS from Ganoderma lucidum Mushroom.