Medicinal Value of Turkey Tail Fungus Trametes versicolor (L.:Fr.) Pilát (Aphyllophoromycetideae). A Literature Review

@article{Hobbs2004MedicinalVO,
  title={Medicinal Value of Turkey Tail Fungus Trametes versicolor (L.:Fr.) Pil{\'a}t (Aphyllophoromycetideae). A Literature Review},
  author={Christopher Hobbs},
  journal={International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms},
  year={2004},
  volume={6},
  pages={195-218}
}
  • C. Hobbs
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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