Special Issue "Mushrooms:The Versatile Roles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: diversity; ecology and molecular phylogeny of fungi with emphasis on basidiomycetes; mushroom cultivation; biodegradation of lignocellulosics; valorization of agro-industrial wastes; fungal biomass and bioactive compounds
The environmentally acceptable disposal of agro-industrial wastes and agricultural/forestry by-products constitutes a major scientific challenge, especially when their chemical properties, recalcitrance, and abundance are taken into account. The use of mushrooms, which grow in nature as wood or litter decomposers and excrete nonspecific oxidative enzymes to degrade lignocellulosics, seems to offer solutions that could be widely and readily applied for the biotransformation of such materials. In addition, these organisms exhibit efficient bioconversion of various types of plant residues to edible/medicinal biomass and to a wide range of value-added products. This Special Issue aims to attract original research article contributions highlighting the versatile roles of mushrooms in the context of novel and efficient processes developed for the biotreatment of agro-industrial wastes and agricultural/forestry residues, and of their outcome, e.g., detoxification of pollutants, generation of biologically active compounds, and/or production of food/feed with enhanced properties. Submissions are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews providing new insights into the aforementioned fields.
Prof. George Zervakis
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- Waste valorization
- Edible/medicinal mushrooms
- Solid-state fermentation
- White-rot fungi
- Mushroom cultivation
- High-added value compounds