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Wild edible mushrooms from the culture collection of the Institute of Botany: diversity and optimal temperature of in vitro mycelial growth

Grant number: 18/20696-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany
Principal Investigator:Nelson Menolli Junior
Grantee:Marina Pires Corrêa dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Among the 22,000 known species of mushrooms, about 2,000 are edible and only 100 species are cultivated worldwide. Wild mushrooms species may be very promising for cultivation studies and future insertion in the national market of edible mushrooms. Thus, the objective of this work is to certify the identification of the wild edible mushrooms of the Collection of Algae, Cyanobacteria and Fungi Cultures of the Institute of Botany (CCIBt) and to investigate the optimum temperature of mycelial growth in vitro, aiming to study its potentialities of cultivation for future applications. The identification of the wild edible mushroom isolates from the CCIBt will be certified through the amplification and sequencing of the ITS region of rDNA (barcoding for fungi). The isolates will be cultured in BDA culture medium and submitted to mycelial growth tests at different temperatures. Research on the potential of wild mushroom cultivation may lead to the discovery of higher productivity isolates and better adapted to local conditions than the commercially available species.

Articles published in other media outlets (2 total):
O Estado de S. Paulo: Caçadores de cogumelos perdidos (13/Mar/2020)
Estadã Cogumelos silvestres comestíveis. Sim, nós temos (13/Mar/2020)