Melissa Petruzzello
Melissa Petruzzello
Encyclopædia Britannica Editor
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BIOGRAPHY

Melissa Petruzzello is Associate Editor of Plant and Environmental Science and covers a range of content from plants, algae, and fungi, to renewable energy and environmental engineering. She has her M.S. in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University (2011) and a B.S. in Biological Science from Biola University (2008). She has worked at Britannica since 2013.

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shiitake mushrooms
shiitake mushroom, (Lentinula edodes), edible and medicinal wood-dwelling fungus of the family Marasmiaceae (order Agaricales). Native to East Asia, the shiitake mushroom is among the most commonly cultivated fungi in the world. Important in a number of Asian and vegetarian dishes, shiitake…
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