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Biology, Cultivation and Applications of Mushrooms

  • Lucid chapters explore commercial cultivation different varieties of Mushrooms

  • Elucidates animal model and clinical trials for medicinal utility of Mushrooms

  • Discusses potential of mushroom crop as nutraceuticals and in Cosmetics

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Applications and Cultivation of Mushrooms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Recent Advances in the Discovery of Bioactive Metabolites from Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

      • Sunil K. Deshmukh, Kandikere R. Sridhar, Sanjai Saxena, Manish Kumar Gupta
      Pages 47-116
    3. Health Promoting and Pharmacological Compounds from Mushrooms

      • K. Madhusudhanan, N. K. Shahina, Angel Mathew
      Pages 149-159
    4. The Nutritional and Pharmacological Potential of Medicinal Mushroom “Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi)”

      • Jegadeesh Raman, Hariprasath Lakshmanan, Shin Hyun-Jae, Kab-yel Jang
      Pages 161-183
    5. Anti-Aging Properties of Medicinal Mushrooms in Systemic Aesthetic Medicine

      • Paola Angelini, Carolina Elena Girometta, Roberto Venanzoni, Gianluigi Bertuzzi
      Pages 185-202
    6. Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Some Aspects and Prospects

      • Chakravarthula Manoharachary
      Pages 259-284
    7. Truffles: The Cultivation and Health Benefits

      • Fahad Said Khan, Imtiaz Hussain, Muhammad Akram, Mustafa Nadhim Owaid
      Pages 285-300
    8. Auricularia spp.: from Farm to Pharmacy

      • Somanjana Khatua, Susmita Sett, Krishnendu Acharya
      Pages 301-355
    9. Therapeutic Potential of Mushroom Bioactive Nutraceuticals

      • Uzma Altaf, S. A. J. Hashmi, Yash Pal Sharma
      Pages 357-386
  3. Biology and Occurrence of Mushrooms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 433-433
    2. Citizen for Mushrooms

      • N. S. K. Harsh
      Pages 435-455
    3. The Tolimas and the Mushroom: Mycolatry in Pre-Hispanic Colombia

      • Juan Camilo Rodriguez Martinez
      Pages 487-496

About this book

The edited book consolidates information for profitable commercial cultivation of medicinal mushrooms. The book suggests a large number of substrates to the growers for use in commercial cultivation of Mushrooms. It also elucidates the conservation of wild endangered medicinal mushrooms. Mushrooms are the fungal fruiting bodies which can be seen by naked eyes and collected by hands. These are extremely heterogeneous organisms characterized by high levels of species diversity and are widespread in all environments. Researches conducted by  score of mycologists and biotechnologists, have resulted in the continuous discovery of new species and the variability of environments where fungi can be harvested, including air, space the seabed. The fields of applications are unfolding a panorama of uses in varied fields, ranging from agriculture, bioremediation, forestry, food, cosmetics, medical, and in pharmaceutical sectors. The book comprises of three parts, first mentions their applications in  Ayurvedic and traditional system of Chinese  medicine  for the cure of ailments. The truffles are delicious, while many others are recommended, as cure in deadly diseases like cancer, COVID-19, and HIV, as well as memory and longevity enhancer. Lentinus, Ganoderma, and Cordyceps are considered good as antioxidant and cure for inflammation. Second part deals with their occurrence in different habitats and seasons and their biology. Enzymes and mechanisms involved in biodegradation and anatomical details of rotting wood. The third part brings about the need of mushroom technology in improving rural economy. This book is a useful read for researchers and students in agriculture, agronomy and researchers working on mushrooms. ​


  • Mushrooms
  • Advances
  • Biology
  • Cultivation
  • Health
  • Beauty

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Studies, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India

    Arun Arya

  • Mycological Laboratory, Institute of Biology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia

    Katerina Rusevska

About the editors

Prof. Arun Arya,,Ex-Head, Department of Environmental Studies in The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara INDIA. He is a Botanist, Phytopathologist, philatelist and a popular science writer. Fellow of Indian Botanical Society, Indian Phytopathological Society, he is a recipient of Young Scientist award by DST and V. Puri Gold Medal by Indian Botanical Society. He specializes in Fungal Taxonomy, Aerobiology and Mycorrhizae. He has worked on deterioration of Egyptian Mummy and co-chaired the session in 12th World Forestry Congress at Canada. He has published 150 papers and 15 books including Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens, published by CABI.

Dr. Katerina Rusevska, Associate Professor at Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UKIM, Macedonia. Her fields of interest include subjects of Mycology (General Mycology, Fungi of Macedonia), Nutritional aspect of Mushrooms, Medicinal Mushrooms and Methods in biology teaching for teacher in primary and secondary schools as well. Since 2019 she is General Secretary of European Mycological Association and Secretary of Scientific Journal Biologia Macedonica. An expert on Molecular identification, she has guided 13 scientific projects. She has more than 52 research papers in International Journals, and 10 chapters in books to her credit, and has presented 45 papers in conferences.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Biology, Cultivation and Applications of Mushrooms

  • Editors: Arun Arya, Katerina Rusevska

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6256-0Published: 18 March 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6259-1Published: 19 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-6257-7Published: 17 March 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 663

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-6257-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)