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An Introduction to Mushroom

Edited by Ajit Kumar Passari

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Sergio Sánchez

National Autonomous University of Mexico

The mushroom has a wide number of medicinal properties such as being an antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, antidiabetic, immune enhancer, and also used for the treatment of various diseases such as anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretics, etc. According to current information, there are approximately twelve-thousand species in the world, and out of them, 2000 species are reported as being edible. Around 35 edible mushroom varieties are cultivated commercially, whereas almost 200 wild species could be used for medicinal purposes. This book also covers the diversity of edible mushrooms and describes several applications as an alternative source for food production and clinical approach. This book includes: • the diverse types of mushroom and their enzymatic activity • importance of nutritional properties along with their food product development • industrial and clinical applications of macro fungi, i.e., degradation of dyes, anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, etc.

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An Introduction to MushroomEdited by Ajit Kumar Passari

Published: July 1st 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.86908

ISBN: 978-1-78985-956-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-955-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-046-7

Copyright year: 2020

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5 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

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1. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Wild Edible Mushrooms

By Maria Paula Gómez Román, Nathalia Badillo Mantilla, Sergio Andrés Carreño Flórez, Surajit De Mandal, Ajit Kumar Passari, Beatriz Ruiz-Villáfan, Romina Rodríguez-Sanoja and Sergio Sánchez


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2. Edible Mushroom: Nutritional Properties, Potential Nutraceutical Values, and Its Utilisation in Food Product Development

By Lee-Hoon Ho, Noroul Asyikeen Zulkifli and Thuan-Chew Tan


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3. Oyster Mushroom Cultivation on Water Hyacinth Biomass: Assessment of Yield Performances, Nutrient, and Toxic Element Contents of Mushrooms

By Sunita Bandopadhyay Mukhopadhyay


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4. Mushroom Polysaccharides: Chemistry and Anticancer Potentials

By Moyen Uddin Pk, Rumana Pervin, Jabin Jahan, Rabiul Islam Talukder, Sourav Ahmed and Matiar Rahman


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5. Molecular Mechanism Induced by Beta-Glucans from Maitake to Recover T Cell-Subpopulations during Immunosuppression

By Aguilera Braico Diego Maximo and Balogh Gabriela Andrea


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6. The Role of Mushrooms in Biodegradation and Decolorization of Dyes

By Abu Barkat Md Gulzar, Udaya Kumar Vandana, Prosenjit Paul and Pranab B. Mazumder


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7. Wild Medicinal Mushrooms: Potential Applications in Phytomedicine and Functional Foods

By Clement Olusola Ogidi, Victor Olusegun Oyetayo and Bamidele Juliet Akinyele


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