The Wondrous of Fungus World

Ishak, Wan Rosli Wan and Ng, Sze Han (2017) The Wondrous of Fungus World. In: Functional Foods Wonder Of The World Evidence-Based Functional Foods In Health & Disease. Penerbit Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, pp. 105-128. ISBN 978-967-344-737-4

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Abstract

Mushrooms can be defined as “macrofungi” with distinctive fruiting bodies that could be hypogenous or epigeous, large enough to be seen by naked eyes and to be picked by hand (Chang & Miles, 1992). They contain no chlorophyll, therefore, do not have leaves, seeds or roots and in real do not need any light to grow. They are a group of fleshy macroscopic fungus which propagates by releasing spores in the dark and typically grew on its food source or on soil above ground. Through the process of fructification, the fruiting bodies are developed from spacious underground mycelia (hyphae). They require a substrate agricultural waste to absorb nutrition and produce enzymes which degrade complex organic matter (Walde et al., 2006). The estimated lifetime of fruiting bodies is only 10-14 days (Kalac, 2009).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Book Section/Chapter
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Professor Dr. Wan Rosli Wan Ishak (Health Sciences)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 08:52
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 08:52
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/38775

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