University of Palermo Mycotheca (SAF)
Thirty-nine strains of Basidiomycetes belonging to nine genera of eigth families are currently available in the Mycotheca of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences of the University of Palermo (Italy). The Mycotheca is hosted in the Herbarium SAF of the same Department and is the first ever dedicated to mushrooms of medicinal interest in Italy.
All the isolates are related to medicinal mushrooms and some of them are of great commercial and nutraceutical interest. Of particular importance is the genetic material relating to Pleurotus growing on Apiaceae plants, which attracted the attention of mushroom growers and nutraceuticals enterprises particularly for their nutritional value and medicinal properties.
- Prof. Giuseppe Venturella
Curator of Herbarium SAF, Member of the Scientific Committee of MIRRI-IT.
- Dr. Maria Letizia Gargano
Curator of Mycotheca SAF.