The 2nd call for abstracts in the scope of the First International Symposium in Tropical African Mycology
Tropical African ecosystems a re home to a high diversity of fungi that are playing important roles for local inhabitants as food, source of drugs and cash incomes. Tropical African fungi demonstrate a huge potential to mitigate forest degradation via mycorrhization of plants, the negative effect of climate change, whilst at the same time soil fungi can contribute to soil fertility and yields of crops. Wild edible fungi can sustain the livelihood of rural communities via local economic activities around mushroom-rich forests. In addition, there is increasing evidence that tropical taxa represent invaluable candidates for bioactivity studies and pharmaceutical applications. On the other side, numerous harmful taxa play detrimental roles in agriculture and forestry as pathogens of crops and forest trees. Other fungi affect human’s health or colonize our buildings. Food born fungi not only alter the quality, but damage huge quantities of tropical food by producing mycotoxins that threaten food security.
|Source||University of PARAKOU, Benin|
|Contributor||Administrateur Sites Cameroun|
|Keywords||symposium, tropical, mycology|