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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v17.i2.10
pages 95-104

Review on Chaga Medicinal Mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (Higher Basidiomycetes): Realm of Medicinal Applications and Approaches on Estimating its Resource Potential

Mikhail E. Balandaykin
Department of Biology, Ulyanovsk State University, 42 L. Tolstoy St., Ulyanovsk 432017, Russia
Ivan V. Zmitrovich
V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Prof. Popova St. 2, St. Petersburg, 197376, Russia

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a review of the realm of medicinal applications of Inonotus obliquus raw materials, sterile conks I. obliquus, based on the bibliographies of chemical studies of the fungus. The experimental part of the paper is devoted to the presentation of methods of estimating the resource potential of this fungus based on data obtained in the comfort zone of ththis species. A new form, I. obliquus f. sterilis, is formally described.


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