Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Market and Feedstocks for Ganoderma lucidum Cultivation
Chapter 2. Solid-State Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum
Chapter 3. Research Trends on Ganoderma lucidum Cultivation and its Biologically Active Compounds
Chapter 4. Market and Feedstocks for Maitake Cultivation
Chapter 5. Solid-state Cultivation of Grifola frondosa at Small and Pilot Scales
Chapter 6. Commercial Scale Cultivation of Grifola frondosa
Chapter 7. Research Trends on Grifola frondosa Cultivation and its Biologically Active Compounds
Chapter 8. Enzymes from Ganoderma lucidum and Grifola frondosa
“This book should help advance cause of mushroom biology and mushroom cultivation. It will be an important reference for those who are interest in research as well as in the cultivation of mushrooms practically in Latin American countries. Solid-State Cultivation of Grifola frondosa and Ganoderma lucidum: Technology, Research and Possibilities for Waste Utilization in Tropical Weathers is unique not only in its treatment of the technical aspects of growing these two important mushrooms in tropical climates, but also in its emphases on the environmental and socio-economic impacts in human welfare. “ – Shu T. Chang, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, c/o Canberra, Australia
“This is a well written and thorough book. This book emphasizes trends and developments in mushroom biology and medicinal mushroom science with special attention to industrial mushroom cultivation from an international perspective based on the study of two very important species: Ganoderma lucidum and Grifola frondosa. I would strongly recommend this edition of mushrooms without hesitation to industrial and medicinal mycologists, mushroom growers, botanists, plant pathologists, professionals, and scientists in related fields. This book illustrates that mushroom cultivation has and will continue to have a positive global impact on long-term food nutrition, healthcare, environmental conservation, regeneration, and economic and social change. The potentially extensive use of this book can be recognized in universities, classroom, laboratories, etc. This book is useful for students pursuing degrees in mushroom science through the Ph.D. studies and beyond. This book can be used as an encyclopedia of solid-state cultivation of two species of the most important medicinal mushrooms, e.g., Grifola frondosa and Ganoderma lucidum, including information not only on cultivation, but also data on nutritional value, medicinal value, biodiversity, and environmental impact. This publication has made a positive contribution to the development of edible and medicinal fungi, not only in South America.” – Solomon P. Wasser, Professor of Botany and Mycology, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), PhD, Head International Center of Biotechnology and Biodiversity of Fungi, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel; Scientific Head of the Department of Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi, Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
This book is intended to researchers and graduate students carrying out research on design of more efficient ways for cultivation of Grifola frondosa and Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms. In the same way, it is intended to engineers, technologists, and entrepreneurs as well as private firms working in the medicinal mushroom industry.
The job functions of the people that could read the book are as follows: plant managers, engineers and entrepreneurs in the industry of medicinal mushrooms, researchers and graduate students in the field of medicinal mushroom cultivation, professors, teachers and students of undergraduate programs like chemical engineering, food engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, process engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, etc.
Cultivation scale-up, lignocellulolytic enzymes, medicinal mushrooms, production spawn, solid-state fermentation.