Large scale cultivation of macrofungi is possible with fermentation, using easily accessible lignocellulosic agricultural residues applying economical methods to generate substantial biomass, food and biofuels. Bioconversion of lignocellulosic wastes by macrofungi generates value-added fungal nutritional biomass for humans and livestock. Besides commercial cultivation techniques, other topics covered in Advances in Macrofungi: Industrial Avenues and Prospects include: the healing potential of mushrooms, industrial opportunities, mycelium-based products, forest wild mushrooms and industrial applications of white rot fungi.

This book reviews the industrial applications and uses of macrofungi. It encourages students and researchers to explore non-conventional sources of nutrition as well as bioactive metabolites to serve as nutraceuticals. It emphasizes the potential of macrofungi as a source of bioactive compounds to remedy human lifestyle diseases especially cancers and cardiovascular ailments along with immunostimulation potential by Cordyceps. This book emphasizes the role of on mushrooms as a source of cosmeceuticals, flavors, essence, scents and perfumes.

part |42 pages

Cultivation and Market

chapter 2|30 pages

Commercial Cultivation Techniques of Mushrooms

ByJaime Carrasco, Diego C Zied, María J Navarro, Francisco J Gea, Arturo Pardo-Giménez

chapter 3|10 pages

Mushroom Market in Malaysia

ByShin-Yee Fung, Chon-Seng Tan

part |124 pages

Industrial Applications

chapter 4|17 pages

Bioprospecting Macrofungi for Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications

ByShin-Yee Fung, Muhammad Fazril Razif

chapter 5|12 pages

Infrequent Current and Potential Applications of Mushrooms

ByWaill Elkhateeb, Marwa Elnahas, Ghoson Daba

chapter 6|7 pages

Industrial Applications of Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi

ByPaul Thomas, Waill Elkhateeb, Ghoson Daba

chapter 7|19 pages

Industrial and Biotechnological Applications of Pleurotus

ByJegadeesh Raman, Kab-yel Jang, Shin Hyun-Jae, Wong-sik Kong, Hariprasath Lakshmanan

chapter 8|34 pages

Macrofungi in the Production of Alcoholic Beverages Beer, Wine, and Spirits

ByJovana Vunduk, Sonja Veljović

chapter 9|21 pages

Biochemical Profile of Six Wild Edible Mushrooms of the Western Ghats

ByVenugopalan Ravikrishnan, Kandikere R Sridhar, Madaiah Rajashekhar

chapter 10|12 pages

Truffles A Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds

ByElsayed Ahmed Elsayed, Ramzi Abdel Alsaheb, Ting Ho, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Dalia Sukmawati, Racha Wehbe, Hesham Ali El-Enshasy

part |46 pages


chapter 11|21 pages

Potential Biotechnological Applications of Enzymes from Macrofungi

ByNaif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, R Lekshmi, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, R Rajakrishnan, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Ameer Khusro, Paul Agastian, Soosaimanickam Maria Packiam, Ponnuswamy Vijayaraghavan

chapter 12|23 pages

Enzymes of White Rot Fungi and their Industrial Potential

ByDeepak K Rahi, Sonu Rahi, Ekta Chaudhary

part |124 pages


chapter 13|29 pages

Industrial Applications of Pigments from Macrofungi

ByMalika Suthar, Ajay C Lagashetti, Riikka Räisänen, Paras N Singh, Laurent Dufossé, Seri C Robinson, Sanjay K Singh

chapter 14|71 pages

Colorful Macrofungi and their Pigment Structures

ByAjay C Lagashetti, Riikka Räisänen, Seri C Robinson, Sanjay K Singh, Laurent Dufossé

chapter 15|22 pages

Insights on the Structural and Functional Attributes of Melanin from Termitophilic Agaricalesψ

ByRosy Agnes De Souza, Nandkumar Mukund Kamat

part |11 pages


chapter 16|9 pages

Macrofungal Mycelia as Sources of Biopesticides

ByLeopold M Nyochembeng