The importance of fungi and mycology for addressing major global challenges*

  title={The importance of fungi and mycology for addressing major global challenges*},
  author={Lene Lange},
  journal={IMA Fungus},
  pages={463 - 471}
  • L. Lange
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • IMA Fungus
In the new bioeconomy, fungi play a very important role in addressing major global challenges, being instrumental for improved resource efficiency, making renewable substitutes for products from fossil resources, upgrading waste streams to valuable food and feed ingredients, counteracting life-style diseases and antibiotic resistance through strengthening the gut biota, making crop plants more robust to survive climate change conditions, and functioning as host organisms for production of new… 

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