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Introduction to the Uses of Fungi

This section of the course is broken into the following topics:

Primary Production

Industrial Production

Primary production concerns the commercial production of fungi (eg mushrooms) and fungal products (eg soy sauce) that are consumed by humans or other animals.

Industrial production concerns the processes of fungi that may be exploited in any industrial (eg antibiotic production) or production (eg biocontrol of pests and diseases) activity.

In principle, we aim to examine the variety of ways fungi can indirectly benefit humanity. The chapter includes selected examples; it does not cover the topics in detail.

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