Volvariella volvacea

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Noun1.Volvariella volvacea - small tropical and subtropical edible mushroom having a white cap and long stem; an expensive delicacy in China and other Asian countries where it is grown commercially
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
genus Volvariella, Volvariella - an important genus of mushrooms in the Orient
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Anticancer effects of protein extracts from Calvatia lilacina, Pleurotous ostreatus and Volvariella volvacea. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.
The genomes of a few other edible or medical mushrooms were also sequenced, for example, Volvariella volvacea [13], Agaricus bisporus [14], Flammulina velutipes [15], Antrodia cinnamomea [16], and Wolfiporia cocos [17].
Among these microorganisms, white- and brown-rot fungi are considered the major producers of cellulases, including Trichoderma sp., Aspergillus sp., Schizophyllum commune, and Volvariella volvacea [1, 2].
A lectin purified from the edible mushroom Volvariella volvacea, named VVL, induced the proliferation of murine splenic lymphocytes and stimulated the transcriptional expression of interleukin 2 (IL-2) and interferon [gamma] (INF[gamma]) in vitro, stimulating the Th1 response [52].
Cultivation of straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) using some agro-waste material.
Secretion, purification and characterisation of a recombinant Volvariella volvacea endoglucanase expressed in the yeast Pichia pastoris.
Production and characterization of somatic hybrids raised through protoplast fusion between edible mushroom strains Volvariella Volvacea and Pleurotus florida.
It has been reported that Hiratake (Pleurotus ostreatus) reduces serum cholesterol in rats, and that the fruit of straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) reduces cholesterol and stabilizes blood glucose in hypercholesterolemic hamsters, suggesting the influence of polysaccharides present in their composition on the hepatic synthesis and fecal excretion of cholesterol (Henry, Eswaran, & Vigilanbiah, 2007).
Another important edible and consuming mushrooms in Pakistan Agaricus bisporus, (button mushroom) Pleurotus osterus (common oyster mushroom), Volvariella volvacea (padistraw mushroom), Lentinula edodes (Shii-take mushroom).
Preziosi, "Molecular discrimination of wild Philippine paddy straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea)" Journal of Life Sciences, vol.
Shu, "Production and distribution of endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase, and [beta]-glucosidase components of the cellulolytic system of Volvariella volvacea, the edible strawmushroom," Appliedand-Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Out of 38,000 known mushroom varieties, the most popular are Agaricus bisporus (white button mushroom), Lentinus edodes (Shitake or Japanese mushroom), Pleurotus species (oyster mushroom), Volvariella volvacea (paddy straw mushroom), Flammulina velutipes (winter mushroom), and the Auricularia polytricha (Jew's ear mushroom) [2].