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MARCH 5, 2014
The "Mother" of all Truffles: Desert Truffles
A Study in Myco-Anthropology
Elinoar Shavit is the past President of the New York Mycological Society, a contributing editor for Medicinal Mushrooms at Fungi Magazine, and a member of the Medicinal Mushrooms Committee of the North American Mycological Association. She is an independent researcher and has published numerous papers on a variety of topics, including heavy metal accumulation in morels, medications developed from wild mushrooms, and her favorite subject – the different traditions of use of wild mushrooms by diverse populations around the world. She recently contributed two chapters to Springer-Verlag Publications' new Soil Biology Series volume: Desert Truffles: Phylogeny, Physiology, Distribution and Domestication. Elinoar lives in Massachusetts and holds academic degrees from Tel Aviv University and Columbia University.
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MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.
DID YOU KNOW...
At our last meeting, some people took home an Oyster mushroom fruiting bag. Oyster mushrooms are popping out from our test bags as you can see above (this bag belongs to MCG's senior advisor, Suzanne). The variety is Pleurotus sajor-caju purchased from Northwest Mycological Consultants CS-32, Batch 3011 Unit #21 This is an easy cultivation method developed by Milton Tam of the Puget Sound Mycological Society. The method is written up in the most recent issue of Fungi Magazine. Our club will be doing cultivation workshops for people to learn this process.
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