Edibility, economic value and cultivated species

Pleurotaceae Kühner.

Many species in the genera Pleurotus and Hohenbuehelia are nematophagous, that is, they derive nutrition by consuming nematodes. This is made possible by hyphae that may have adhesive knobs that attach to passing nematodes and secrete nematotoxic compounds (Kirk et al. 2008, Thorn et al. 2000).


About GMS Mushrooms

The webpage provides an up-to-date classification and account of GMS Mushrooms


Supported by 

Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI)

project entitled:

"Macrofungi diversity research from the Lancang-Mekong Watershed and surrounding areas"

(Grant No. DBG6280009)


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