Fungi are organisms of significant importance not only for the crucial roles they undertake in nature but also for many human activities that are strictly dependent on them. Indeed, fungi possess fundamental positions in ecosystems functioning including nutrient cycles and wood decomposition. As concerns human-related activities, edible and non-edible mushrooms are also involved and/or exploited in forestry, pharmaceutical industry and food production; hence, nowadays they represent a major economic source worldwide. In order to maintain and improve their strategic importance, several conservation strategies, such as habitat preservation, are needed. This article reports 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.

ZOTTI, M., PERSIANI, A.M., AMBROSIO, E., VIZZINI, A., VENTURELLA, G., DONNINI, D., et al. (2013). Macrofungi as ecosystem resources: Conservation versus exploitation. PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, 147(1), 219-225 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2012.753133].

Macrofungi as ecosystem resources: Conservation versus exploitation

VENTURELLA, Giuseppe;GARGANO, Maria Letizia;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Fungi are organisms of significant importance not only for the crucial roles they undertake in nature but also for many human activities that are strictly dependent on them. Indeed, fungi possess fundamental positions in ecosystems functioning including nutrient cycles and wood decomposition. As concerns human-related activities, edible and non-edible mushrooms are also involved and/or exploited in forestry, pharmaceutical industry and food production; hence, nowadays they represent a major economic source worldwide. In order to maintain and improve their strategic importance, several conservation strategies, such as habitat preservation, are needed. This article reports 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.
Settore BIO/02 - Botanica Sistematica
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata
ZOTTI, M., PERSIANI, A.M., AMBROSIO, E., VIZZINI, A., VENTURELLA, G., DONNINI, D., et al. (2013). Macrofungi as ecosystem resources: Conservation versus exploitation. PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, 147(1), 219-225 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11263504.2012.753133].
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