Chemical constituents and biological activity of three Tanzanian wild mushroom species

LD Baraza, CC Joseph, MJ Moshi, MHH Nkunya
2009 Tanzania Journal of Science  
The three Tanzanian wild mushroom species Termitomyces letestui, Lactarius edulis and Agaricus sp. aff. arvensis yielded ergosterol) acid. Polar T. letestui and L. edulis fractions yielded ","1,1#$trehalose and mannitol. Some of the crude extracts from the three mushroom species showed mild antimicrobial, mosquito larvicidal and cytotoxic activities. The chemical composition and antimicrobial activities infer that the three mushroom species are potential functional food substrates.
doi:10.4314/tjs.v33i1.44280 fatcat:zd2tvmt6t5eghdnb6ror7kksaq