Volume 16 Part 1 Article 44: Utilization of Pulsed Power to Stimulate Fructification of Edible Mushrooms

Volume 16 Part 1 Article 44
Year 2004
Title: Utilization of Pulsed Power to Stimulate Fructification of Edible Mushrooms
Authors: S. Ohga, N.S. Cho, Y. Li and D.J. Royse

Abstract:

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.

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