Volume 13 Part 2 Article 39: Production of Mycelial Biomass of Oyster Mushrooms on Rice Straw

Volume 13 Part 2 Article 39
Year 1991
Title: Production of Mycelial Biomass of Oyster Mushrooms on Rice Straw
Authors: D.S. Chahal and S.M. Khan

Abstract:

Cultivation of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus spp.) is becoming important throughout the world. However, production of mycelial biomass of these mushrooms in submerged cultures is another way to use them as food, food additives, or mushroom flavoring agents. Pleurotus sajor-caju (IAF-503) proved to be the best amongst all the Pleurotus spp. tried for production of mycelial biomass from rice straw pretreated with NaOH. The protein content of the final product (mycelial biomass) varied from 13% to 41% under different cultural conditions. The mycelial biomass contained all the essential amino acids in right proportion except that of sulfur amino acids, the deficiency of which can be corrected by the addition of methionine.

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