The presented review gives an overview over the state-of-the-art of research between the two fungi subkingdoms Ascomycota and Basidiomycota.
It became apparent that especially the media composition and the overall process parameters are very much more known for Ascomycota than for Basidiomycota. This does not surprise, however, once the very diverging behavior of Basidiomycota strains among each other and in regard to process parameters is known. Further it became apparent that fluidized bed reactors in fungal culture so far are almost universally used for the treatment of wastewaters of different sources, but not for productive fermentation. An equally large amount of research towards this and towards the definition of ideal production parameters for single Basidiomycota strains is needed for the increased pro-
duction in an industrial scale.