Project Profile

Project Title Developing a Mushroom Germplasm Bank for Western Coast of India with special emphasis on Maharashtra and Goa to commercialize their neutraceutical and pharmaceutical potential
Project Code 2015MC12
Project Status Ongoing
Start Date January 2016
Sponsor(s) Department of Biotechnology

The objectives of this project are:

Generate a germplasm bank for coastal mushroom species;

Morphological, biochemical and genetic characterization of selected species;

Assess neutraceutical and pharmaceutical potential of the species;

Laying special emphasis on collection of species from sacred groves and with the help of local tribes and communities.