Wild and cultivated mushrooms as a model of sustainable development

Maria Letizia Gargano, Altobelli, Bencivenga, Di Piazza, Donnini, Murat, Venanzoni, Salerni, Rubini, Perini, Alessandra Zambonelli, Rana, Savino

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)


The natural resources are currently overexploited and since 1992 the Conference of Rio de Janeiro has focused on sustainable development to safeguard our planet for future generations. The Fungi kingdom includes producers of goods and services for ecosystems and organisms widely used in the food industry. Besides, macrofungi are recognized as non-timber forest products and could be utilized as agents of environmental management through weed biocontrol and environmental improvement. Moreover, the cultivation of fungi, in particular truffles, can provide an important income in agroecosystems, especially in marginal areas, along with the development of new technologies to produce novel products from fungi.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-236
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Wild and cultivated mushrooms as a model of sustainable development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this