Morphological and qualitative features of Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) sing. carpophores cultivated on agricultural and textile industry wastes

Agnieszka Jasińska, Marek Siwulski, Krzysztof Sobieralski, Jerzy Rogalski, Shoji Ohga

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Abstract

The yield and quality of mushrooms depend on the substrate used to cultivation as well as on the cultivation conditions. Morphological features of carpophores are one of the qualitative characteristics of the yield and it highly depends on the substrate used in cultivation. The aim of the conducted experiment was to asses morphological and qualitative features of Agrocybe aegerita carpophores cultivated on agricultural wastes: wheat straw, straw of energy grasses (mixture of Miscanthus sacchariflorus (MSC) straw with Panicum virgatum (PV) straw (1:1 vol.) and flax (FS) and hemp shives (HS) mixture (1:1 vol.). The laboratory experiment showed that the heaviest and the biggest carpophores of both investigated strains, were harvested from MSC/PV substrate (7.0g-AE06 and 5.2g-AEll). However strain AE06 had heavier caps on FS/HS (4.1 g) but bigger on MSC/PV (39mm). AE11 harvested from wheat straw showed bigger and heavier caps and carpophores than AE06 (31 mm and 3.1 g and 27mm and 2.3g, respectively). The highest dry yield of carpophores was obtained on FS/HS mixture for strain AE11 (6.6 g/100 g substrates DM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume59
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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