Evaluation of mycelial growth of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus floridanus Singer) on different media and cereal grains

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Evaluation of mycelial growth of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus floridanus Singer) on different media and cereal grains

Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Fiaz, Saifullah, Shariat ullah, Muhammad Binyamin Khan
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 3), 67-72, September 2017.
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The oyster mushrooms are cultivated all over the world. It has a high nutritional as well as medicinal value. The present study was carried out to find the best medium for pure culture preparation and best cereal grains for suitable spawn preparation. For preparation of pure culture six media viz., Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA), Potato Sucrose Agar (PSA), Malt Extract Agar (MEA), Corn Meal Agar (CMA), Yeast Extract Agar (YEA) and Water Agar (WA) were used. Among all the media the best mycelial growth (11.100 mm/day) was occurred on Potato Dextrose Agar. For spawn preparation nine type of cereal grains viz., Sorghum, Wheat, Oat, Bajra, Bean, Maize, Soy Bean, Chick Pea, Pegion Pea grains were used in three forms,  Control, Addition of Lime 2% and  Gypsum 4% + Lime 2%. The best mycelial(10.658 mm/day) growth was recorded on Sorghum grains with Gypsum 4% + Lime 2%.


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