Influence of different nutrient sources on the growth of white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) in Kerala

Publication Date : 30/04/2015

Author(s) :

Lishma N. P. , Lulu Das.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 4
(04 - 2015)

Abstract :

This study was aimed to find out the nutritional requirements of the Agaricus bisporus. Six media were prepared namely potato dextrose agar, oat meal agar, malt extract agar, carrot agar,potato dextrose yeast agar- and Czapeck’s Dox agar were used to find out the best medium for the growth of Agaricus bisporus. Broths of the above media were also prepared with the omission of the agar. In both solid and liquid media, the fastest growth was found in potato dextrose yeast media and least growth was in carrot media. Of the carbon sources tested glucose exhibited maximum mycelial growth and of the nitrogen sources tested beef extract showed the highest mycelial growth.

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