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Genetic polymorphism and taxonomic infrastructure of the Pleurotus eryngii species-complex as determined by RAPD analysis, isozyme profiles and ecomorphological characters.
All Mediterranean Pleurotus populations growing on umbellifers seem to have recently diverged through a sympatric speciation process, that is based on both intrinsic reproductive barriers and extrinsic ecogeographical factors.
Dpt. Biologia Vegetal, Univ. Alcala. Alcala de Henares, 28871 Madrid, Spain. pablo.alvarado@gmail.com; gabriel.moreno@uah.es; josel.manjon@uah.es Ronda Sur 18, Navalmoral de la Mata, Caceres, Spain
On the chemical composition and nutritional value of pleurotus taxa growing on umbelliferous plants (apiaceae).
The results showed that Pleurotus mushrooms are suitable in every type of diet thanks to their low caloric content, gastronomic value, vitamins, and mineral salt contents.
The nutritional composition of selected wild edible mushrooms from Sicily (southern Italy)
Wild edible mushrooms collected in a number of Sicilian forest ecosystems were analysed according to standard methodologies of fungal analysis and showed that the investigated mushrooms could be suggested as a source of nutritional elements for the human diet.
Cryptic species related to Daldinia concentrica and D. eschscholzii, with notes on D. bakeri.
The status of the newly described taxa was established by SEM of ascospores and microscopic studies of their anamorphs in comparison with various materials of the aforementioned known species.
Macrofungi as ecosystem resources: Conservation versus exploitation
Several contributions inherent to the relationships between wood-decaying fungi, edible and non-edible mushrooms and their potential exploitation as non-timber forest products and genetic resources are reported.
Are Red Lists really useful for plant conservation? The New Red List of the Italian Flora in the perspective of national conservation policies
“The New Red List of the Italian Flora” includes all the Italian policy species and other species of known conservation concerns for a total of 400 taxa, 65% of which are threatened with extinction.
The genus Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in Sicily: first contribution
Venturella, G., Baum, B. & Mandracchia, G.: The genus Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in Sicily: first contribution. — Fl. Medit. 17: 25-46. 2007. — ISSN 1120-4052. The tamarisks flora of Sicily is here up
Aphyllophoraceous wood-inhabiting fungi on Fagus sylvatica in Italy.
More than 84 genera of aphyllophoraceous fungi growing on Fagus sylvatica in Italy are listed, including Steccherinum robustius, which is reported as new to Italy.