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Moringa oleifera leaf extract improves the mycelial biomass and antioxidant activity of mushroom Pleurotus florida (Mont.) singer

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Benjielhyne R. Mimis, Aira Mariz G. Martin, Aleck Nicole O. Manalo, Rich Milton R. Dulay

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Int. J. Biosci.16( 5), 190-196, May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.5.190-196


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Addition of supplements in culture media enhances the production of mycelia and even the biological activities of mushroom. In the present work, the effects of Moringa oleifera leaf extract (MOLE) supplemented in coconut water as culture media on the mycelial production and antioxidant properties of Pleurotus florida were investigated. Coconut water supplemented with 9% MOLE significantly produced the maximum biomass yield of 0.35 g, followed by 6% MOLE (0.34 g). However, the highest scavenging activity against DPPH free radicals was obtained in extracts of mycelia grown in coconut water with 6% and 9% MOLE. Non-supplemented media recorded the lowest mycelial yield and scavenging activity. Increasing mycelial yield and scavenging activity was observed as the concentration of MOLE increases. This work demonstrates the utilization of M. oleifera leaves as supplement of culture media for the improved production of mycelia and enhanced antioxidant properties of P. florida.


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