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Mushroom Technology, 2/e

This edition discusses and describes all the major topics implied in mushroom technology. The book will be useful to university students of different disciplines concerning mushroom cultivation, mushroom farmers and research workers.

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Mushrooms are the edible fleshy fruiting bodies of certain fungi, which may be gathered wild or grown under cultivation. The most commonly cultivated mushroom species are Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus sp. and Valvaria sp., although many other species are now gaining recognition in India due to the widespread consumption in Asian countries. Mushrooms contain plenty of proteins and minerals, several B group vitamins and are regarded as a healthy food or food supplement. Moreover, due to certain chemical compounds valued for their medicinal properties, mushrooms have gained more and more interest from the health food industry.

Containing thirty-five chapters, the book describes the following major topics\
  1. History of mushroom cultivation in India
  2. Morphology and life cycle of mushroom
  3. Classification of mushroom
  4. Edible and poisonous mushrooms
  5. Isolation and maintenance of mushroom
  6. Cultivation of different types of mushrooms
  7. Nutritive value of mushrooms
  8. Post-harvest handling
  9. Cultivation of different types of mushrooms
  10. Mushroom diseases
  11. Abnormalities and competitor mushrooms
  12. Insect and pest of mushrooms
  13. Economics of mushroom cultivation
  14. Medicinal values of mushrooms.
  15. This book will be useful to the university students of different disciplines, mushroom farmers and researchers.

Additional Information

ISBN 9789389565775
Publishers CBS Publishers & Distributors
Author Rajan, S | Sivakumar, N
Binding Paperback
Edition 2/e
Size 23×36/16 (trimmed 140×215mm)
Year 2020
Pages 144
Subject Horticulture
About the Author

S Rajan MSc, PhD is currently Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, MR Government Arts College, Mannargudi, TN.
N Sivakumar, MSc, PhD is currently Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, TN.

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