Seminar announcement 29th October 2014
Basidiomycetes – more than just mushrooms
Almost all mushrooms belong to the fungal phylum Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes). Since thousands of years, mushrooms are favoured due to their delicious taste and their nutritive and healthy values. The most commonly cultivated mushrooms are Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus and Lentinula edodes counting for more than 80% of the worldwide mushroom production. Beside their nutritious benefits, they succeed in several biotechnological areas: in the industrial, pharmacological, agricultural and food biotechnology. The talk will give an impression on the different biotechnological impacts of basidiomycetes and their purpose for our research aims, including fruiting body production, transcriptomic analysis of mushrooms and recombinant expression of ligninolytic enzymes.
Prof. Dr. Martin Rühl, Food Chemistry, JLU Gießen