Volume 12 Part 2 Article 38: Cultivation of Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) Sing. on Lignocellulose Containing Wastes 1. Factors Affecting Saprophytic Colonization and Decomposition of Substrate

Volume 12 Part 2 Article 38
Year 1989
Title: Cultivation of Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) Sing. on Lignocellulose Containing Wastes 1. Factors Affecting Saprophytic Colonization and Decomposition of Substrate
Author: F. Zadrazil

Abstract:

Agrocybe aegerita (Brig.) Sing, is an edible fungus which grows m temperate climates mostly on poplar and willow wood and develops fruit bodies in nature from spring to autumn. It develops fruit bodies very easily on agar media. Because of this characteristic, this fungus has been used m genetic studies (Esser et al., 1974; Esser and Meinhardt, 1977; Meinhardt, 1980; Semerdzieva and Wolf, 1982). Experiments concerning the formation of fruit bodies were conducted by Cailleux and Diop (1974). The influence of the source of nitrogen on the fructification and yield of cultures growing on agar media was examined by Varia (1974) and the effect of straw substrate by Zadrazil and Brunnert (1979a).

Agrocybe aegerita may be cultivated on poplar tree trunks (Singer, 1961) or on ligno-cellulose containing waste plant residues (Zadrazil, 1976, 1977). In this paper the saprophytic colonization ability and growth characteristics of Agrocybe aegerita on different plant residues, such as wheat and barley straw, sunflowers, reed, rice husks etc., supplemented with calcium, nitrogen and phosphorus at various levels and under various growth conditions will be discussed in regard to cultivation processes.

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