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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9437
ISSN On-line: 1940-4344

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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2020033683
pages 133-144

Comparative Studies on Bioactive Compounds, Ganoderic Acid Biosynthesis, and Antioxidant Activity of Pileus and Stipes of Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes) Fruiting Body at Different Growth Stages

Xujiao Ren
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Juying Wang
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Lingling Huang
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Kaisen Cheng
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Meifang Zhang
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Hailong Yang
School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China


Total phenolics, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, and individual ganoderic acid (GA) contents, antioxidant capacity, and transcription levels of key enzyme genes involved in GA biosynthesis in pileus and stipes of Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body at different growth stages were investigated in this study. Results showed that the highest total phenolics and total flavonoids contents were determined in stipes at spore maturity stage, resulting in high antioxidant activity, while the highest total polysaccharide content was found in pileus at the same stage. The pileus contained more GA than the stipes, and higher contents of ganoderic acid A and D were found at fruiting body mature stage while that of ganoderic acid B, C2, and G were found at bud elongation stage. Results from quantitative real-time PCR indicated that higher gene transcription levels of hydroxyl methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (hmgr), farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (fps), squalene synthase (sqs), and oxidosqualene cyclase (osc) were found in pileus at bud elongation stage. Our findings will be helpful for understanding the biosynthesis of bioactive components and determining the harvest time for the desired G. lucidum fruiting bodies.


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