Agaricus bisporus

carterg1 at carterg1 at
Wed Feb 2 19:33:41 EST 1994

Yes, Agaricus bisporus is the common white cultivated button mushroom.  I spent
several years as a research assistant at Monterey Mushrooms Research Lab, where
we supported a company growing thousands of tons of Agaricus bisporus.
The species is also found in the "wild", for example on the Pebble Beach golf
course, where my former boss liked to look for isolates.
Although the knowledge is not popular with companies that make a lot of money
from the strains, you can cut a piece of the cap tissue (be as sterile as
possible), and grow it on a petri dish.
Gina Carter
Roche Molecular Systems
Culture Collection Curator
carterg1 at

More information about the Mycology mailing list