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Mycosphere Essay 8: A review of genus Agaricus in tropical and humid subtropical regions of Asia

Abstract : The genus Agaricus includes both edible and poisonous species, with more than 400 species worldwide. This genus includes many species, which are enormously important as sources of food and medicine, such as the button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) and the almond mushroom (Agaricus subrufescens). This paper reviews the genus Agaricus in tropical and humid subtropical regions of Asia, including the history, characteristics, pertinent morphological and organoleptic taxonomic traits, molecular phylogeny and taxonomy advances, toxicity and edibility. This review includes Agaricus species that are known to be highly valued as edible and medicinal mushrooms, and provides a comprehensive checklist of species described from the tropical and humid subtropical regions of Asia until the end of 2015.
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Samantha Chandranath Karunarathna, J. Chen, P.E. Mortimer, J.C. Xu, R.L. Zhao, et al.. Mycosphere Essay 8: A review of genus Agaricus in tropical and humid subtropical regions of Asia. Mycosphere Journal, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2016, 7 (4), pp.417-439. ⟨10.5943/mycosphere/7/4/3⟩. ⟨hal-02631372⟩

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