Bożena Muszyńska

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Cantharellus cibarius Fr. (chanterelle) and Boletus badius Pers. (bay bolete) harvested from natural sites in Poland were used to derive in vitro cultures. The optimal medium composition for cultures was developed. Concentrations of the chosen elements (Zn, Cu, Fe, Mg, Ni, and Cd) in mycelium samples were measured by means of atomic absorption spectrometry.(More)
Methanol extracts of fruiting bodies of two purportedly edible species of higher fungi (Macromycetes)- Tricholoma equestre (L.: Fr.) Kumm. and Xerocomus badius (Fr.) Kühn.ex Gilb., collected from a natural environment and of biomass obtained from in vitro cultures were assayed for contents of nine indole compounds. Common indole compounds in extracts from(More)
Methanolic extracts obtained from the fruiting bodies of Cantharellus cibarius (the Chanterelle) and from the mycelium of this species cultured in vitro were analyzed for the qualitative and quantitative composition of non-hallucinogenic indole compounds. The extracts were found to contain eight indole compounds: L-tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan,(More)
Bacopa monnieri is one of the most interesting plants from the Ayurveda system. The aims of present research were, basing on in vitro shoot culture of B. monnieri, to determine content and to evaluate the influence of physiologically important metabolites on the selected bioelements accumulation in biomass. The most significant increase in biomass(More)
This review describes biologically active natural products displaying antitumor activities derived from fruit bodies and cultured mycelium of macromycetes. Among these compounds the most important are: polisaccharides, phenols, terpenes and others. Polysaccharides produce their antitumor effects by activating different immune responses in the host. Other(More)
Recently, studies have been conducted on the chemical composition of fruiting bodies of the culinary-medicinal Honey mushroom, Armillaria mellea (Vahl.) P. Kumm. (higher Basidiomycetes). It is considered in Europe and Asia as edible and medicinal, when appropriately prepared, and has demonstrated the presence of different groups of organic compounds,(More)
Phenolic acids are plant metabolites important in phytotherapy and also in cosmetology. In this study, proliferating shoot and callus cultures of Aronia melanocarpa were established and maintained on Linsmaier and Skoog (L-S) medium containing different levels of α-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) and 6-benzyladenine (BA), ranging from 0.1 to 3.0 mg l−1.(More)
The present study investigated polyporoid mushrooms (Aphyllophorales sensu lato) commonly occurring in Poland-Daedaleopsis confragosa, Fomitopsis pinicola, Gloeophyllum sepiarium, Laetiporus sulphureus, and Piptoporus betulinus-for their content of phenolic compounds, including phenolic acids, in extracts of their fruiting bodies, and their biological(More)
A TLC method with densitometric detection for identification and quantitation of indole compounds in methanolic extracts of fruiting bodies of Armillaria mellea (Vahl.) P. Kumm. (Basidiomycota)--Honey mushroom has been developed. The TLC method with densitometric detection was validated for determination of tryptamine and serotonin contents. The use of this(More)