Martinez-Carrera, D. Mushroom Biotechnology Department, College of Postgraduates in Agricultural Sciences, Puebla, Mexico.
- Commercial production of edible mushrooms
- Cultivation technology
- Nutritional and medicinal value
- Additional Readings
A macroscopic fungus with a fruiting body (also known as a sporocarp). It has been estimated that over 1,500,000 species of fungi exist on the Earth; yet only about 69,000 species have been described to date (Fig. 1). Approximately 14% (10,000) described species of fungi are considered mushrooms. Mushrooms grow aboveground or underground. They have a fleshy or nonfleshy texture. Many are edible, and only a small percentage are poisonous.
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