genus Agaricus

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Noun1.genus Agaricus - type genus of Agaricaceaegenus Agaricus - type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae - large family including many familiar mushrooms
Agaricus arvensis, horse mushroom - coarse edible mushroom with a hollow stem and a broad white cap
Agaricus campestris, field mushroom, meadow mushroom - common edible mushroom found naturally in moist open soil; the cultivated mushroom of commerce
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Studies conducted on rats have demonstrated effective action of the bioactive compounds found in the genus Agaricus macrofungi on the liver tissue, especially as protective factors of cell types whose activity is essential for the metabolism of fatty acids and other organic biomolecules (Hsu et al., 2008).
Recent investigation by the author has found a strong association between individuals of the species Platypeza consobrina and members of the common macrofungus Basidiomycete genus Agaricus. Most species of Basidiomycete fungi that produce large basidiocarps (mushrooms) serve as hosts for many families of Diptera with mycophagous species (Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Phoridae, Cecidomyiidae, Tipulidae, etc.).