Some aspects of basic genetic research on fungi and their practical implications

  • Karl Esser
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering book series (ABE, volume 3)


Basic genetic research on mushrooms has revealed some aspects which could be of interest to the mycologist involved in the production of useful fungi and which could contribute to increased yields of material. Above all it is a question of the genetic factors controlling the recombination of hereditary factors, and of problems in the production of mutants and the syndrome of the ageing of fungal cultures. From consideration of these aspects, it is feasible to conceive concerted cultivation on the basis of a systematic production and selection of mutants and their planned incorporation in the genetic material through recombination processes, as is usual with animals and higher plants. Increase of yield should eventually compensate the cost of such an “applied basic genetic research”.


Fruiting Body Breeding System Sexual Organ Hereditary Factor Oyster Mushroom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Esser
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine BotanikRuhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)Bochum

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