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Mushroom Biotechnology: the rise of the fallen
Author(s): M. P. Singh
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Paper Abstract

Wild mushroom had sinister reputation because of handful of poisonous species whose accidental ingestion can lead to slow and painful death. However, most of the wild mushrooms are either edible or harmless. Based on ignorance, the common myth and misconceptions about the mushroom were dispelled with understanding in mushroom biology and advent of mushroom biotechnology. Now mushrooms are considered as most delicious food and a potent weapon against malnutrition. Mushroom Biotechnology deals with discovery of new mushrooms, domestication of newly discovered as well as other wild mushrooms, enhancement in the production of fruit bodies, increase in nutritional and medicinal attributes and applications in mitigating the environmental pollution and providing low cost, viable, multipurpose technology to farmers to meet the growing demand of food, feed, fodder, fertilizer and energy. It is an important tool for restoration, replenishment and remediation of earth’s overburdened ecosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11020, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XVI, 1102003 (2 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511366
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M. P. Singh, Univ. of Allahabad (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11020:
Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XVI
Brian M. Cullum; Douglas Kiehl; Eric S. McLamore, Editor(s)

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