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How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Cultivating Portobellos, Shiitakes, Truffles, and Other Edible Mushrooms
How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch
A Practical Guide to Cultivating Portobellos, Shiitakes, Truffles, and Other Edible Mushrooms
Hardcover      ISBN: 1615194916
Yes, you can grow mushrooms from scratch

Why grow mushrooms?

Mushrooms are a joy to grow--for food, as a garden feature, or just for fun--and it's easier than you think How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch covers 19 varieties, from button (always versatile) to reishi (a medicinal powerhouse). Plus, here are delicious recipes, preserving methods, and more.

Where can you grow mushrooms?

Mushrooms will thrive in your garden, on your windowsill, and even in your basement. The key is to pick the right growing medium for your mushroom--a log, a bale of hay, or a simple pot of dirt--and give it a little shade.

How to grow mushrooms

Experts Magdalena and Herbert Wurth explain every step of cultivation--whether starting from a kit, a culture, or a grown mushroom you'd like to propagate. From protecting mushrooms in extreme weather, to troubleshooting pests, here is expert advice for beginners and experienced growers alike
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms: 50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms
50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms
Paperback      ISBN: 151075007x
Soups, Stir-Fries, and Full Courses from the Forest to the Frying Pan You've spent the summer picking mushrooms in the forest, gaze sweeping along the trunks of trees and a basket of mushrooms dangling from the crook of your arm--but what next? With storerooms and cellar overflowing with chanterelles, porcini, and boletes, how do you prepare these delicacies of nature into flavorful and mouthwatering dishes? This is the cookbook foragers and mushroom lovers have been waiting for; this is the book that shows how to turn delicious, hand-picked ingredients into:
  • Mushroom flour
  • Chanterelle soup with gorgonzola
  • Dumplings, quesadillas, and risottos
  • Porcini focaccia
  • Mushroom pie with mozzarella and chard
  • Lamb and venison stir fries
  • Lasagna
  • And much more
Mushrooms are a flavor enhancer like no other--perfect for a light snack, appetizer, or main course--and are perfect in combination with fish, poultry, game, and other wild ingredients. Mushrooms are also sugar-, gluten-, and carb-free, making them the ideal ingredient for the modern kitchen. Featuring fifty delectable recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and tips on how to dry and preserve mushrooms from the wild, Cooking with Wild Mushrooms is all you need to turn your favorite hobby into tonight's dinner.
Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics
Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306422220

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the mould genera Penicillium and Aspergillus in the natural world and in the affairs of man. These are large and ub1quitous genera; several species are beneficial to mankind because of their role in food fermentation or the production of useful antibiotics and enzymes. Others are important as agents of food spoilage. In recent years, these moulds have ga1ned attention because a number of species produce toxic metabo- lites. The great impact of mycotoxicology on food problems, particularly in developing countries has generated a vast body of research. The ecological roles of Aspergillus and Penicil- lium species in nature is also of importance. For the past several decades, the taxonomic treatments of Raper and Thorn (1949) and Raper and Fennell (1965) lere the only standard descciptive monographs of Penicillium and Asper- gillus. However, in practice, the identification of these economically important moulds was problematic and caused con- siderable confusion in the literature and subsequently in applied research. In the past ten years, several laboratories have carried out taxonomic research resulting in a number of valuable publications. However, the differences in methodo- logy and species concepts made comparison between the diffe- rent classifications difficult. This confusion in the taxo- nomy and nomenclature of common species is a great handicap to applied and industrial research.

All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
All That the Rain Promises and More
A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
Paperback      ISBN: 0898153883
An illustrated guide to identifying 200 Western mushrooms - whether edible, poisonous, or medicinal - by their key features.

In leafing through these pages, you may wonder what all the 'fanciful, ' 'foolish, ' or (shudder) 'extraneous' material is doing in a factual guide. After all, it is the practical, hands-on, how-to-identify information that makes this book useful and gives it substance. But I ask: is it any stranger or less desirable to sprinkle the facts with flakes of fancy than it is to liven up solemn, substantial fare like potatoes with something fancier and more flavorful, like wild mushrooms? - David Arora

All That the Rain Promises and More] is certainly the best guide to fungi, and may in fact be a long lasting masterpiece in guide writing for all subjects. - Roger McKnight, New York Times
Anaerobic Fungi: Biology: Ecology, and Function
Anaerobic Fungi: Biology
Ecology, and Function
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824789482

Uniting-for the first time-current information on anaerobic fungi from a number of different disciplines, this unique reference examines the taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and ecology of anaerobic fungi-focusing on fungi from the rumen and other gut environments such as the cecum and hindgut of nonruminant herbivores.
Anaerobic Fungi

  • Presents new techniques for culturing anaerobic fungi
  • analyzes the isolation, culture, and survival of anaerobic fungi
  • describes the nucleic acids of anaerobic fungi, gene cloning, and the establishment of molecular phylogeny
  • discusses the fermentation of carbohydrates
  • explains how anaerobic fungi interact with other microorganisms
  • investigates the ultrastructure of plant cell walls degraded by fungi
  • details the effects of diet on fungal populations
  • delineates specific procedures for quantifying anaerobic fungi
  • outlines potential directions for future research in molecular genetics
  • and more
  • Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
    Antifungals
    From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
    1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1910190012

    Infections caused by pathogenic fungi are a significant global problem, a situation exacerbated by the limited availability of good antifungal options. Being eukaryotic organisms, these pathogens are phylogenetically much closer to the human host than bacterial pathogens. This sets serious limits to the range of exploitable fungal-specific drug targets. The advent of 'omics' and other high throughput technologies in recent years has revolutionized the field of antifungal research permitting researchers to quickly identify novel compounds and gain greater insights into drug resistance mechanisms. Researchers can analyze the whole organism's response to any particular condition or compound, thereby providing a deeper understanding of fungal biology and the host-fungus interaction. In this book, a panel of high-profile contributors provides an overview of current antifungal research. Chapters are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and contain speculative models upon which to base future research efforts. Topics include: the molecular mechanisms responsible for antifungal resistance to the classical molecules, azoles, polyenes, and echinocandins * fungal biofilms * fungal-specific biological pathways that constitute potential new targets * strategy to potentiate existing antifungal agents * impact of high throughput screenings of chemical compound collections * modulating the host response * antifungal vaccines * animals models. The book will be an essential reference for everyone with an interest in fungal pathogenesis. It is recommended for all biology and medical libraries. Subject: Molecular Biology, Genomics, Life Science

    Applied Molecular Genetics of Fungi
    Applied Molecular Genetics of Fungi
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0521415713

    This book highlights the rapid development of gene transfer and cloning techniques in fungi and the ways that these techniques are being exploited in species of economic importance either in biotechnology or as plant pathogens.

    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function
    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas
    Physiology and Function
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0792364449

    Recent years have brought an upsurge of interest in the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, partly due to the realization that the effective utilization of these symbiotic soil fungi is likely to be essential in sustainable agriculture. Impressive progress has been made during the last decade in the study of this symbiosis largely as a result of increasing exploitation of molecular tools. Although early emphasis was placed on the use of molecular tools to study physiological processes triggered by the symbiosis, such as expression of symbiosis-specific polypeptides and modulation of host defences, other applications await. It was obvious to us that gathering leaders in the field to summarize these topics and point out research needs was necessary if we were to understand the physiology and function of AM fungi at a molecular level. In addition, we have taken the opportunity to present these reviews in a logical sequence of topics ranging from the initiation of the life cycle of the fungus to its functions in plant growth and in the below ground ecosystem. It was a challenge to limit this flood of information to the confines of one text. This is a very exciting time for mycorrhiza biologists and it is our hope that some of this excitement is conveyed to our readers.

    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function
    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas
    Physiology and Function
    Hardcover      ISBN: 9048194881

    In the years since the first edition of this book was published, an exceptional proliferation of interest in mycorrhizal biology has developed. It therefore became necessary to both update and expand the book's coverage in this new edition.

    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: Physiology and Function
    Arbuscular Mycorrhizas
    Physiology and Function
    Paperback      ISBN: 9048155150

    Recent years have brought an upsurge of interest in the study of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, partly due to the realization that the effective utilization of these symbiotic soil fungi is likely to be essential in sustainable agriculture. Impressive progress has been made during the last decade in the study of this symbiosis largely as a result of increasing exploitation of molecular tools. Although early emphasis was placed on the use of molecular tools to study physiological processes triggered by the symbiosis, such as expression of symbiosis-specific polypeptides and modulation of host defences, other applications await. It was obvious to us that gathering leaders in the field to summarize these topics and point out research needs was necessary if we were to understand the physiology and function of AM fungi at a molecular level. In addition, we have taken the opportunity to present these reviews in a logical sequence of topics ranging from the initiation of the life cycle of the fungus to its functions in plant growth and in the below ground ecosystem. It was a challenge to limit this flood of information to the confines of one text. This is a very exciting time for mycorrhiza biologists and it is our hope that some of this excitement is conveyed to our readers.