The Influence of Genotype on the Production of Lentinula edodes Grown on Sawdust-Based Substrate

Shoji Ohga

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Abstract

The effect of genotype on shiitake mushroom production on sawdust-based substrate was studied. There was significant difference in yield between these genotypes. Characteristics such as fruiting competence, sporophore morphology and mushroom yield varied considerably among the strains. Strains KS-10 and KS-9 belonging to wide-range genotypes produced high yields, strains KS-24 and KS-6 belonging to the cold-weather genotype fruited with high quality mushrooms. Production of shiitake mushroom on the sawdust-based substrate in the out door conditions resulted in low yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume43
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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