The following online and print resources are being used extensively for the development of these web pages:

Online Databases

Nomenclature and systematics
NCBI taxon database

Scholarly Journal Databases
BioSys previews
JSTOR – The Scholary Journal Archive
Traditional Chinese Medicinal Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (TCMLARS)


Arora D. (1986).
Mushrooms demystified. (2nd ed.)
Berkeley: Ten speed press. (959 pp).
Preview available at Google Books

Bessette AE, Miller OK, Bessette AR, Miller H. (1995).
Mushrooms of North America in color: a field guide companion to seldom-illustrated fungi.
Hong Kong: Syracuse University Press. 172 pp.

Bo L, Yun-Sun L. (1980).
Fungi Pharmacopoeia (Sinica).
Oakland, California: The Kinoko Company. 297 pp.

Chang S-T, Miles PG. (2004).
Mushrooms. Cultivation, nutritional value, medicinal effect, and environmental impact (2nd ed.).
CRC Press. 451 pp.

Groves JW. (1979).
Edible and poisonous mushrooms of Canada.
Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 326 pp.

Hobbs C. (1995).
Medicinal mushrooms. An exploration of tradition, healing, & culture.
Summertown: Botanica Press. 251 pp.

Kirk PM, Cannon PF, David JC, Stalpers JA. (2001).
Dictionary of the Fungi. 9th ed.
Egham: CABI Bioscience. 655 pp.

Miles PG, Chang S-T (1997).
Mushroom Biology. Concise basics and current developments.
Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. 194 pp.

Rogers DR. (2006).
The Fungal Pharmacy. Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada.
Edmonton: Prairie Deva Press. 234 pp.

Stamets P. (2000).
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. 3rd Ed.
Berkeley: Ten Speed Press. 574 pp.

Review Articles

Abraham, W-R.
Bioactive sesquiterpenes produced by fungi: are they useful for humans as well?
Curr Med Chem. 2001 8:583-606.

Fan, LF, Pan, HJ, Soccol, AT, Pandey, A, Soccol, CR.
Advances in mushroom research in the last decade.
Food Technology and Biotechnology. 2006 44(3):303-11.

Jin-Ming, G.
New biologically active metabolites from Chinese higher fungi.
Curr. Org. Chem. 2006 10:849-871.

Lindequist U, Niedermeyer,THJ, Jülich W.-D.
The pharmacological potential of mushrooms.
eCAM. 2005 2(3):285-299.

Liu, J-K.
Secondary metabolites from higher fungi in China and their biological activity.
Drug Discov Ther. 2007 1(2):94-103.

Lull C, Wichers HJ and Savelkoul HFJ.
Antiinflammatory and immunomodulating properties of fungal metabolites.
Mediators of Inflammation. 2005 2:63-80.

Quang, DN, Hashimoto, T, Asakawa, Y.
Inedible mushrooms: A good source of biologically active substances.
Chem Rec. 2006 6(2):79-99.

Sullivan, R, Smith, JE, Rowan, NJ.
Medicinal mushrooms and cancer therapy. Translating a traditional practice into Western medicine.
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2006. 49(2):159-70.

Wang, HX, Ng, TB, Ooi, VEC.
Lectins from mushrooms.
Mycological Research. 1998 102:897-906.

Wasser, SP, Weis, AL.
Therapeutic effects of substances occurring in higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms: a modern perspective.
Crit Rev Immunol. 1999 19(1):65-96.

Scientific Research Journals

American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine
Edible Fungi (Shanghai, China)
Edible Fungi of China (with English abstracts, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China)
Forschende Komplementarmedizin und Klassische Naturheilkunde/Research in Complementary and Classical Natural Medicine.
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms (Israel)
Journal of Chinese Medicine
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy
Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants
Journal of Medicinal Food

Journal of Traditional Medicines
Mycological Research
Micologia Neotropical Aplicada (Mexico)
Mushroom Information (Italy)
Mushroom Journal
Mushroom News (USA)
Mushroom Research