Volume 13 Part 2 Article 21: Physiology and cultivation of wood’s ear mushroom (Auricularia polytircha (Mont.) Sacc.)

Volume 13 Part 2 Article 21
Year 1991
Title: Physiology and cultivation of wood’s ear mushroom (Auricularia polytircha (Mont.) Sacc.)
Authors: S.M. Khan, J.H. Mirza and M.A. Khan

Abstract:

The investigations revealed that best medium for linear growth of fungus was malt extract agar followed by wheat extract agar and potato dextrose agar in order of merit. The best range of temperature was found to be between 25-30*C and optimum pH level of 7.0. The starch and peptone were the best carbon and nitrogen sources. Wheat grains and three types of sawdust were tried for spawn preparation. Out of these wheat grains and saw dust of Acacia and arabica proved most desirable. Similarly three types of saw dust alone and with amendment of wheat and rice straws and cotton waste were tried for cultivation. Best yield was obtained on Acacia arabica saw dust amended with cotton waste for white coloured strain followed by brown strain.

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