Volume 16 Part 1 Article 44
Title: Utilization of Pulsed Power to Stimulate Fructification of Edible Mushrooms
Authors: S. Ohga, N.S. Cho, Y. Li and D.J. Royse
The effect of pulsed electricity on fruiting body formation of eight edible mushrooms, Grifola frondosa, Pholiota nameko, Flammulina velutipes, Hypsizygus marmoreus, Pleurotus ostreatus, P. eryngii, P. abalones and Agrocybe cylindracea was investigated. The application of a pulsed electric current of 150 kV directly to the substrate just before fructification stimulated the formation of primordia of all eight mushroom species. The treatment was especially effective for Pleurotus.Please login to download the PDF for this proceeding.