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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.
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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