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A review of pharmacological significance and need for proper authentication of Ganoderma lucidum

@inproceedings{Osuji2016ARO,
  title={A review of pharmacological significance and need for proper authentication of Ganoderma lucidum},
  author={Charles Osuji and Salisu Maiwada Abubakar and Gabriel Mowobi},
  year={2016}
}
The presence of very useful bioactive content with beneficial pharmacological and physiological significance vis-a-vis the wide morphological variation within the specie- G. lucidum is a cause for authentic screening in order to avoid its misuse and abuse which may in effect be counterproductive. This review acknowledges the high nutraceutical and pharmaceutical potentials of G. lucidum along side its morphological ambiguities while describing and vehemently recommending molecular… Expand
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