Volume 10 Part 1 Article 51
Title: Sporophore Initiation in Agaricus bisporus and Agaricus bitorquis in Relation to Bacteria and Activated Charcoal
Author: A. Peerally
The mechanism of sporophore initiation in Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Sing, is one of the most challenging aspects of its metabolism. A. bisporus produces abundant fruiting bodies in unster il ised casing material but not in aseptic environments. Different workers have attempted to elucidate the physiological and environmental factors involved in sporophore initiation and their various approaches may be conveniently grouped as follows:
a) involvement of volatiles,
b) involvement of carbon dioxide,
c) involvement of soil microbial factors,
d) aseptic fruiting.