Mycologie & Sécurité des Aliments INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine BP 81 33883 Villenave d'Ornon Cedex
A culture collection for the preservation of Agaricus genetic resources
Genetic resources of macroscopic fungi have to be known and preserved because they may contained bioproducts for tomorrow, and they play an important role in soil ecology and ecosystem resilience. Our research group pay attention onto the genus Agaricus. Since 20 years, we collect, receive and study numerous isolates of Agaricus form various world areas. They are conserved in a collection named Collection du Germplasm des Agarics de Bordeaux (CGAB). It is a valuable tool for researches.