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Int J Med Mushrooms. 2015;17(2):95-104.

Review on Chaga Medicinal Mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (Higher Basidiomycetes): Realm of Medicinal Applications and Approaches on Estimating its Resource Potential.

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Ulyanovsk State University, 42 L. Tolstoy St., Ulyanovsk 432017, Russia.
Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of the Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute, 2 Popov Street, St. Petersburg 197376, Russia.


This paper presents a review of the realm of medicinal applications of Inonotus obliquus raw materials, sterile conks I. obliquus, based on the bibliographies of chemical studies of the fungus. The experimental part of the paper is devoted to the presentation of methods of estimating the resource potential of this fungus based on data obtained in the comfort zone of ththis species. A new form, I. obliquus f. sterilis, is formally described.

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