Volume 19 Part 1 Article 62
Title: Redefinition of straw mushroom Volvariella volvacea as a bipolar heterothallic fungus
Author: Bingzhi Chen, Arend F. van Peer, Junjie Yan, Xiao Li, Bin Xie, Juan Miao, Qianhui Huang, Wei Wang, Junsheng Fu, Xiang Zhang, Xiaoyin Zhang, Fengli Hu, Qingfang Kong, Feng Zou, Baogui Xie
The straw mushroom Volvariella volvacea is an important crop in East and Southeast Asia. Determination of its mating system is particularly difficult because of multinucleate hyphae and lack of clamp connections. About forty years ago, the mating system of this mushroom has been defined as homothalism, yet this has been debated.