The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms

The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms

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The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms emphasizes the biological and cultivation aspects of edible mushrooms. This book refers to edible mushrooms as epigeous and hypogeous fruiting bodies of macroscopic fungi that are commercially cultivated or grown in half-culture processes or potentially implanted under controlled conditions. The topics discussed include the morphology and classification of edible mushrooms; cryogenic freezing of mushroom spawn; spawning and mycelium growth; and cultivation of Pleurotus. The geographic distribution of truffles; potential cultivation of various edible fungi; and economics of cultivated mushrooms are also elaborated. This publication is intended for experienced mushroom specialists, seasoned commercial growers, and biology students who are interested in edible mushrooms.Liquid or nitrogen gas should be supplied to the refrigerator when the lid is removed in order to maintain the ... For recovery of the fungus cultures frozen in liquid nitrogen, ampuls are removed from the refrigerator and thawed rapidly in a 37AdC water bath until the last trace of ice is ... is the most satisfactory method to date for long-term preservation of fungi with maximal viability and stable genotype, it isanbsp;...

Title:The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms
Author:S. T. Chang, W. A. Hayes
Publisher:Academic Press - 2013-09-17


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