Shiitake ( Lentinus edodes )

@inproceedings{Wasser2005ShiitakeL,
  title={Shiitake ( Lentinus edodes )},
  author={Solomon P. Wasser},
  year={2005}
}
Shiitake mushroom, the common Japanese name for Lentinus edodes (Fig. 1), derives from the mushroom associated with the shii tree (Castanopsis cuspidate Schottky) and take, the Japanese word for mushroom (Table 1). Because Japan is the world leader in production of this type of mushroom, the mushroom is now widely known by this name. These mushrooms are renowned in Far East countries (e.g., Japan, China, Korea) as a food and medicine for thousands of years. In the year 199 A.D., Kyusuyu, a… CONTINUE READING

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