Dr Jaime Carrasco

Research interests

Edible mushrooms are a very healthy alternative for western diets. The commercial cultivation of mushrooms consists on the production of nutritional substrates for the development and fructification of selected mycelia from different species under environmental controlled conditions. 

Bacteria from different genera, including Pseudomonasand Bacillus, play a significant role on mushroom cultivation. We are working actively with the industry to evaluate the role of bacteria and fungi when interacting with the host to develop bio-solutions to enhance productivity and to minimize losses caused by parasites (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016/H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 - Grant Agreement number: 742966 - MYCOBIOME).

Recent Publications

Pardo-Giménez, A., Carrasco, J., Roncero, J. M., Álvarez-Ortí, M., Cunha-Zied, D., Pardo-González, J. E. (2018). Recycling of the biomass waste defatted almond meal as a novel nutritional supplementation for cultivated edible mushrooms. Acta Sci. Agron. In press.

Carrasco, J., Navarro, M. J., & Gea, F. J. (2017). Cobweb, a serious pathology in mushroom crops: A review. Span J Agric Res. 15(2), e10R01.

Carrasco, J., Navarro, M. J., Santos, M., & Gea, F. J. (2017). Effect of five fungicides with yield.  Ann Appl Biol. 171(1), 62-69. 

Gea, F. J., Carrasco, J., Suz, L. M., & Navarro, M. J. (2017). Characterization and pathogenicity of Cladobotryum mycophilum in Spanish Pleurotus eryngii mushroom crops and its sensitivity to fungicides. Eur J Plant Pathol. 147(1), 129-139. 

Pardo‐Giménez, A., Catalán, L., Carrasco, J., Álvarez‐Ortí, M., Zied, D., & Pardo, J. (2016). Effect of supplementing crop substrate with defatted pistachio meal on Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus ostreatus production.  J Sci Food Agr. 96(11), 3838-3845. 

Carrasco, J., Navarro, M. J., Santos, M., Diánez, F., & Gea, F. J. (2016). Incidence, identification and pathogenicity of Cladobotryum mycophilum, causal agent of cobweb disease on Agaricus bisporus mushroom crops in Spain. Ann Appl Biol.168 (2), 214-224. 

Gea, F. J., Carrasco, J., Diánez, F., Santos, M., & Navarro, M. J. (2014). Control of dry bubble disease (Lecanicillium fungicola) in button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) by spent mushroom substrate tea. Eur J Plant Pathol. 138 (4), 711-720. 

Gea, F. J., Carrasco, J., Santos, M., Dianez, F., & Navarro, M. J. (2013). Incidence of Lecanicillium fungicola in white-button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) cultivated with two types of casing soil.  J. Plant Pathol. 95(1), 161-164. 

Gea, F.J., Navarro, J., Carrasco, J., González, A. J., & Suz, L. M. (2012). First report of cobweb on white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) in Spain caused by Cladobotryum mycophilum. Plant Dis. 96(7). 1067. 

Carrasco, J., Kovács, K., Czech, V., Fodor, F., Lucena, J. J., Vértes, A., & Hernández-Apaolaza, L. (2012). Influence of pH, iron source, and Fe/ligand ratio on iron speciation in lignosulfonate complexes studied using Mössbauer spectroscopy. Implications on their fertilizer properties. J Agric Food Chem. 60(13), 3331-3340.

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