The chitin content of fruit bodies (in some cases caps and stipes) of some higher fungi from different parts of Hungary have been analysed. The following results were obtained. 1. The Aphyllophorales species which are xilophagous, wood-rotting fungi, have a lower chitin content. The other species (Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales) have a significantly higher (8-9% of dry mass) chitin content in the fruit bodies. 2. The difference in chitin content of systematically different fungal groups can be explained by different types of nutrition (wood-rotting, saprotrophic and mykorrhiza fungi). The wood-rotting species have a significantly lower, the others a higher one. 3. Although only a few cap and stipe samples were analysed, in caps a higher chitin content was found and in stipes a lower one. 4. The chitin content of the in-vestigated fungal species is important information for the digestibility and use of some edible fungi.
|Translated title of the contribution||Chitin content of higher fungi|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science