Volume 10 Part 2 Article 5: Biochemical Changes Occurring in the Compost during Growth and Reproduction of Pleurotus ostreatus and Agaricus bisporus

Volume 10 Part 2 Article 5
Year 1979
Title: Biochemical Changes Occurring in the Compost during Growth and Reproduction of Pleurotus ostreatus and Agaricus bisporus
Authors: G. Giovannozzi-Sermanni, G. Basile and M. Luna

Abstract:

The rapid development of the mushroom industry and the cost of the organic matter, basic material for the preparation of the compost, stimulate the researches for a better understanding of the metabolism of the mycelium and its relationships with the compost characteristics, determinated by chemical and biochemical reactions not yet well elucidated.

Besides the increasing interest of the mushroom industry in the Pleurotus ostreatus cultivation induced us to study the utilization of the organic matter by A. bisporus and P. ostreatus contemporaneously for obtaining comparable data.

The results will give some informations to improve the crop technology, the sporophores production and to find out whether compost that has been used for growing one crop could be recycled for the purpose of growing the other crop. This utilization could help also in controlling environmental pollution by waste material.

The present paper refers about nitrogen, lignin and cellulose metabolism during growth and fruiting of A. bisporus and P. ostreatus in a commercial farm.

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