Online resources

General Information on Kingdom Fungi

Fungal Red List, Global fungal red list initiate 

List of Edible Fungi 

Tools for identification of fungal species

  • Mycokey: Automated fungal species identification system.
  • ISHAM Barcoding Database: ITS and TEF1α DNA Barcoding Databases                            
  • UNITE: A database and sequence management environment on the eukaryotic nuclear rDNA ITS region. 
  • RefSeq: NCBI RefSeq Targeted Loci Project.
  • Mycobank: Database for Nomenclature.
  • Mushroom Observer: A website to record mushroom observations, help people identify unfamiliar mushrooms, and expand scientific exploration of mushrooms.  

Journals for Mycological Research


General Mycology

Medical Mycology

Fungal Genetics and Biology

Fungal Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Ecology

Information on Fungal Infections

  • Online Mycology: Information on Identification and management of human and animal fungal infections.
  • Aspergillus & Aspergillosis: A Website that serves many different audiences to find out more about the fungus Aspergillus and the illnesses it causes 

Important Articles 

  1. Edible and Non-Edible Wild Mushrooms: Nutrition, Toxicity and Strategies for Recognition 
  2. Edible wild mushrooms of the Western Ghats: Data on the ethnic knowledge
  3. The importance of fungi and mycology for addressing major global challenges*
  4. Importance of Fungi in the Petroleum, Agro-Allied, Agriculture and Pharmaceutical Industries
  5. The amazing potential of fungi: 50 ways we can exploit fungi industrially
  6. Fungi as industrial producers of food ingredients

Curators: Chaitali Nagane (email:, Baby Salini, Nabanita Saha, Nikitha Amin, Sushant Bornak, Vasudha Pai (Last updated on 22.11.2022, 0005 hrs IST (GMT+530).