Volume 10 Part 1 Article 67: Submerged Culture Growth of Pleurotus ostreatus (Fr.) Kumm. on Complex Media

Volume 10 Part 1 Article 67
Year 1979
Title: Submerged Culture Growth of Pleurotus ostreatus (Fr.) Kumm. on Complex Media
Authors: A.S. Bukhalo and E. Solomko

Abstract:

A considerable material is accumulated which permits considering macromycètes as a promising object of submerged cultivation, in particular for obtaining the valuable food biomass. A fungus-producer from this point of view must correspond to some definite demands (Solomons, 1975), possession of the satisfactory growth rate when using accessible and inexpensive substrates is among them. It is expedient to use waste of agriculture (when treating vegetables, fruits, cereals), milk serum, waste of wood treatment and even noncarbohydrate organic substances (Sugimori et al., 1971) for the mycelial growth. Despite the fact, that possibility to grow in the submerged culture was shown for some dozens of edible mushrooms belonging to different ecological groups (litter-inhabiting,ground-inhabiting, lignophils coprophytes, mycorrhiza-forming, etc.), only some authors give data on the growth rate of fungi under different conditions of cultivation.

The mentioned “above impelled us to study the growth of higher edible Basidiomycetes under submerged conditions (Bukhalo, 1973a; Bukhalo, 1976). We paid attention to the Oyster Mushroom due to its rapid and abundant accumulation of biomass on different liquid nutrient media among a great number of the studied species. Its culture mycelium possessed pleasant mushroom flavour (Bukhalo et al., 1975). This paper deals with data on the growth and chemical composition of mushroom mycelium on some complex media. The studies conducted make evidence on the growth rate of Pleurotus ostreatus IMVF-1300 under different conditions of cultivation.

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