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Mushrooms: Types, Properties and Nutrition
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Editors: Sophie Andres and Niko Baumann
Book Description:
This book presents topical research from across the globe in the study of the types, properties and nutrition of mushrooms. Topics discussed include edible mushroom role in weight regulation; disease control in the mushroom industry; sustainable use of microbial endophytes; hemolytic lectins of higher mushrooms; radioactivity of European wild growing edible mushrooms; co-cultivation of pleurotus species with yeasts; biologically active mushroom proteins and activation and stabilization of mushroom tyrosinase by addition of polyethylene glycols. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Shiitake Mushroom Submerged Culture and Morphogenesis: Regularities, Computations, Practical Use pp. 1-26
Authors / Editors: (Olga M. Tsivileva, Alexei N. Pankratov, Valentina E. Nikitina, Laboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia, and others)

Chapter 2 - Edible Mushrooms: Potential Role in Weight Regulation pp. 27-54
Authors / Editors: (Kavita H. Poddar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Lawrence J Cheskin and Mary Jo Feeney)

Chapter 3 - Cultivated Mushrooms: Disease Control in Mushroom Industry pp. 55-76
Authors / Editors: (Ivana Potočnik, Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Banatska, Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia)

Chapter 4 - Production of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom) Grown on Sugar Cane Biomass (Trash, Bagasse and Pith) pp. 77-104
Authors / Editors: (Noé Aguilar-Rivera, Adolfo Castillo Moran, Daniel Arturo Rodríguez Lagunas, Joaquín Murguia Gonzalez, Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Córdoba, Veracruz México)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 5 - Sustainable Use of Microbial Endophytes pp. 105-128
Authors / Editors: (Devendra Kumar Choudhary, Department of Science, Faculty of Arts, Science & Commerce (FASC), Mody Institute of Science & technology (MITS), Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India)

Chapter 6 - Chemical Composition and Nutritional Value of European Species of Wild Growing Mushrooms pp. 129-152
Authors / Editors: (Pavel Kalač, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

Chapter 7 - Pleuran: Immunomodulotor Polysaccharide from Pleurotus ostreatus, Structure, Production and Application pp. 153-172
Authors / Editors: (Hesham El Enshasy, Parisa Maftoun, Roslinda Abd Malek, Institute of Bioproducts Development (IBD), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 8 - Enhancing the Medicinal Properties of Agaricus blazei by Growing Practices pp. 173-194
Authors / Editors: (Diego Cunha Zied, Francisco José Gea Alegría, Arturo Pardo Gimenez, Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Módulo de Cogumelos, Departamento de Produção Vegetal (Defesa Fitossanitária), Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9 - Hemolytic Lectins of Higher Mushrooms pp. 195-214
Authors / Editors: (V.O. Antonyuk, R.S. Stoika, Institute of Cell Biology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine)

Chapter 10 - Radioactivity of European Wild Growing Edible Mushrooms pp. 215-230
Authors / Editors: (Pavel Kalač, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic)

Chapter 11 - White Button Mushrooms, Quality Evaluation and Shelf Life Prediction pp. 231-250
Authors / Editors: (Masoud Taghizadeh, Aoife Gowen, Colm O’Donnell, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran, and others)

Chapter 12 - Basidiomycetes Mushrooms of Brazilian Tropical Rainforests: Biodiversity and Biological Applications pp. 251-268
Authors / Editors: (Luiz H. Rosa, Susana Johann, Carlos L. Zani, Carlos A. Rosa, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 14 - Antioxidant Properties of the Most Common Edible Mushrooms Consumed in Brazil pp. 285-298
Authors / Editors: (Gisele Pezente Ferrari, Andréia Assunção Soares, Gisele Cristina dos Santos Bazanella, Adelar Bracht, Cristina Giatti Marques de Souza, Cinthia Gandolfi Bôer, Rosane Marina Peralta, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil)
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Chapter 15 - Biologically Active Mushroom Proteins pp. 299-310
Authors / Editors: (T.B. Ng, Xiu Juan Ye, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 16 - Activation and Stabilization of Mushroom Tyrosinase by Addition of Polyethylene Glycols pp. 311-322
Authors / Editors: (Zhen Yang, Ya-Jun Yue, Ting-Wei Chen, College of Life Sciences, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China)

Chapter 17 - Agaricus bM Mushroom May Protect Athletes Against Inflammation, Infection and Asthma pp. 323-328
Authors / Editors: (G. Hetland, Dept of Cellular Therapy, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway)
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Chapter 18 - Biological Activities of Pleurotus Mushrooms pp. 329-350
Authors / Editors: (D.T.U. Abeytunga, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Chapter 19 - Medicinal Activities of Mushroom Polysacchropeptides pp. 351-360
Authors / Editors: (Tzi Bun Ng, Jack Ho Wong, Helen Chan, Tak Fu Tse, Timothy Tam, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Satin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China and others)

      Microbiology Research Advances
      Food Science and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-February
   Pages: 381.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-110-1
   Status: AV
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