Antrodia cinnamomea

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Antrodia cinnamomea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Agaricomycotina
Class: Basidiomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Polyporales
Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Genus: Antrodia
Species: A. cinnamomea
Binomial name
Antrodia cinnamomea
Chang & Chou 1995

Antrodia cinnamomea is a endemic fungi species .[1] It causes brown heart rot of aromatic tree Cinnamomum kanehirai. It is used in Taiwan medicine as a remedy for cancer, hypertension, and hangover[2] . Annual market is worth over $100 million (US) in Taiwan alone. Recently, the 32.15 Mb genome containing 9,254 genes was sequenced.[3]


  1. ^ Chang, T.T.; Chou, W.N. (1995). "Antrodia cinnamomea sp. nov. on Cinnamomum kanehirai in Taiwan". Mycological Research 99 (6): 756–758. doi:10.1016/S0953-7562(09)80541-8. ISSN 0953-7562. 
  2. ^ Liu, Y. W., et al. "Protective Effects of Antrodia Cinnamomea Against Liver Injury." Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2.4 (2012): 284.
  3. ^ Lu, MY.; Fan, WL.; Wang, WF.; Chen, T.; Tang, YC.; Chu, FH.; Chang, TT.; Wang, SY.; Li, MY.; Chen, Y. H.; Lin, Z. S.; Yang, K. J.; Chen, S. M.; Teng, Y. C.; Lin, Y. L.; Shaw, J. F.; Wang, T. F.; Li, W. H. (Oct 2014). "Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of the medicinal fungus Antrodia cinnamomea for its metabolite biosynthesis and sexual development". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 (44): E4743–52. doi:10.1073/pnas.1417570111. PMID 25336756. 

Further reading[edit]

  • CHANG, Tun-Tschu, and W. A. N. G. Wu-Rong. "Basidiomatal formation of Antrodia cinnamomea on artificial agar media." Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica 46 (2005).
  • Yang, Fan-Chiang; Huang, Hui-Chin; Yang, Ming-Je (2003). "The influence of environmental conditions on the mycelial growth of Antrodia cinnamomea in submerged cultures". Enzyme and Microbial Technology 33 (4): 395–402. doi:10.1016/S0141-0229(03)00136-4. ISSN 0141-0229. 
  • Lin, Ting-Yu; Chen, Chieh-Yin; Chien, Shih-Chang; Hsiao, Wen-Wei; Chu, Fang-Hua; Li, Wen-Hsiung; Lin, Chin-Chung; Shaw, Jei-Fu; Wang, Sheng-Yang (2011). "Metabolite Profiles for Antrodia cinnamomea Fruiting Bodies Harvested at Different Culture Ages and from Different Wood Substrates". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 59 (14): 7626–7635. doi:10.1021/jf201632w. ISSN 0021-8561. PMID 21668009. 
  • Chang, Tun-Tschu, and Wen-Neng Chou. "Antrodia cinnamomea reconsidered and A. salmonea sp. nov. on Cunninghamia konishii in Taiwan." Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica 45 (2004).

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