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Utilization of treated conifer wood chips by Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Karst. species for cultivating mushroomsAuthor(s): Suki C. Croan
Source: Mushrooms international. No. 91 (Jan. 2003): Pages 4-7
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionMushroom-producing white-rot basidiomycetes can grow rapidly and produce heavy mycelial growth on treated conifer wastes with extractive-degrading fungi. This study evaluates the treatment of scaled-up conifer wood chips with Ophiostoma piliferum (Cartapip 97). Treated conifer chips were used as substrates for cultivating mushroom-producing basidiomycetes of various Pleurotus spp. This treatment reduced the extractives by 30% to 90%. These mushroom-producing lignolytic white-rot basidiomycetes can easily colonize and produce mushrooms on treated conifer wood chips.
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CitationCroan, Suki C. 2003. Utilization of treated conifer wood chips by Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Karst. species for cultivating mushrooms. Mushrooms international. No. 91 (Jan. 2003): Pages 4-7
KeywordsPleurotus, wood chip utilization, wood-decaying fungi, mushrooms, white-rot, Basidiomycetes, loblolly pine, southern yellow pine, Ophiostoma piliferum
- Conversion of conifer wastes into edible and medicinal mushrooms.
- Evaluation of white-rot fungal growth on southern yellow pine wood chips pretreated with blue-stain fungi
- Diversity of lignicolous basidiomycetes in coarse woody debris
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