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A Review of Research on Polysaccharide from Coriolus versicolor

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In recent years, edible and medicinal fungi attract more and more interest for their various biological functions and they have become a research focus. Polysaccharide of Coriolus versicolor is isolated from Coriolus versicolor or its broth, and gained much attention from the industries of medicine, food, cosmetics and even chemistry, and so on because of its superior biological activity and functions. This paper reviews the recent studies on polysaccharide from Coriolus versicolor, about its structure, properties, fermentation, purification, application, market, and prospects. It is also a comprehensive survey of polysaccharide for further research and development.


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  • Coriolus versicolor
  • Polysaccharide
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This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.31171662,No.21006072) and Innovative Research Team in University(IRT1166).

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Wang, F., Hao, L., Jia, S., Wang, Q., Zhang, X., Niu, S. (2014). A Review of Research on Polysaccharide from Coriolus versicolor . In: Zhang, TC., Ouyang, P., Kaplan, S., Skarnes, B. (eds) Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB 2012). Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 249. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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