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Medicinal mushrooms: a rapidly developing area of biotechnology for cancer therapy and other bioactivities

Abstract

Historically, medicinal mushrooms (basidiomycetes) have been shown to have profound health promoting benefits and recent studies, which are reviewed here, are now confirming their medical efficacy and identifying many of the bioactive molecules. Methods of large-scale cultivation by solid substrate and liquid culture fermentations are also briefly described.

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Smith, J.E., Rowan, N.J. & Sullivan, R. Medicinal mushrooms: a rapidly developing area of biotechnology for cancer therapy and other bioactivities. Biotechnology Letters 24, 1839–1845 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020994628109

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  • cancer
  • immunology
  • medicinal mushrooms
  • solid and liquid fermentations