© 2012

Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms

Current Knowledge and Future Prospects

  • Alessandra Zambonelli
  • Gregory M Bonito

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Biology and Ecology of Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ian R. Hall, Alessandra Zambonelli
      Pages 3-16
    3. Matthew E. Smith, Gregory M. Bonito
      Pages 17-39
    4. Sabrina Zeppa, Antonella Amicucci, Roberta Saltarelli, Giovanna Giomaro, Vilberto Stocchi
      Pages 41-56
    5. Andrea Rubini, Beatrice Belfiori, Claudia Riccioni, Francesco Paolocci
      Pages 57-72
    6. Luis G. García-Montero, Inmaculada Valverde-Asenjo, Domingo Moreno, Paloma Díaz, Isabel Hernando, Cristina Menta et al.
      Pages 83-104
    7. Alessandra Zambonelli, Mirco Iotti, Siham Boutahir, Enrico Lancellotti, Claudia Perini, Giovanni Pacioni
      Pages 105-124
    8. Elena Barbieri, Paola Ceccaroli, Francesco Palma, Deborah Agostini, Vilberto Stocchi
      Pages 125-141
  3. Cultivation of Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms (with Main Focus on Truffles) and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Mirco Iotti, Federica Piattoni, Alessandra Zambonelli
      Pages 145-161
    3. Ian R. Hall, Wayne Haslam
      Pages 191-208
    4. Charles Lefevre
      Pages 209-226
    5. Xianghua Wang
      Pages 227-240
    6. Asunción Morte, Alberto Andrino, Mario Honrubia, Alfonso Navarro-Ródenas
      Pages 241-263
    7. Gian Maria Niccolò Benucci, Gregory Bonito, Leonardo Baciarelli Falini, Mattia Bencivenga, Domizia Donnini
      Pages 265-280
    8. Yun Wang, Nicholas Cummings, Alexis Guerin-Laguette
      Pages 281-304
  4. Wild Collected Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms: Economics, Conservation, Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305

About this book


Edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms (EEMMs) comprise more than 1000 species and are an important food and forest resource. In this volume of Soil Biology, internationally recognized scientists offer their most recent research findings on these beguiling fungi.

Topics covered include:

·        Complex ecological interactions between plants, EEMMs, and soil organisms

·        Comparative genomics, high-throughput sequencing and modern research tools

·        Genetic selection of fungal strains and techniques for inoculating plants

·        Economic and social considerations surrounding wild collected EEMMs

·        Practical information concerning soil management and EEMM cultivation

The book will be a useful guide for anyone interested in soil ecology, forestry, or the genetics and cultivation of EEMMs, and provides an extensive knowledge base and inspirations for future studies on these ecologically and economically important fungi.


Basidomycetes Bio-accumulation of heavy metals Soil food webs Truffels

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Zambonelli
    • 1
  • Gregory M Bonito
    • 2
  1. 1., Dipartimento di Scienze AgrarieUniversitá di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2., Biology DepartmentDuke UniversityDurham NCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms
  • Book Subtitle Current Knowledge and Future Prospects
  • Editors Alessandra Zambonelli
    Gregory M Bonito
  • Series Title Soil Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Soil Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-33822-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44308-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-33823-6
  • Series ISSN 1613-3382
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Food Science
    Terrestial Ecology
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From the book reviews:

“The edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms (EEMMs) is a comprehensive handbook which comprises more than 1000 species and mainly deals with biology, ecology and ethnomycology of EEMMs. … The reader can gain knowledge in various aspects. This book is written in simple language and easy to understand for students and amateurs. … This book is very useful for mycologist, biotechnologist, student and mushroom cultivators. The book contains the ecology, taxonomic and molecular aspects, cultivation and ethnomycology of edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms.” (Komsit Wisitrassameewong and Kevin D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)