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Diversity of Ganoderma lucidum Collected from Different Host Tree Species from North India
Ganoderma lucidum is an important medicinal mushroom being used in clinical, pharmaceutical and nutritional industry for the treatment of various diseases such as migraine, hypertension, asthma, hepatitis and cardiovascular problems. Originally, G. lucidum (Traditional Chinese Medicine) was used in China, a very important component of the Chinese treasure of culture. It is distributed over a broad ecogeographical range and has been reported on more than 144 host tree species and in India it grows nearly on 62 different host tree species. Natural conditions based on local environmental variations can promote phenotypic differentiation among different isolates. Present study reports collection of sporophores from 15 different host tree species from north India, showed diversity in their morphological characters.
Ganoderma lucidum Collection, Host Tree Species, Medicinal Mushroom, Morphology, Sporophores, S.S.I.
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