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The Effect of Honey on the Mycelial Growth of Pleurotus sajor caju (Oyster mushroom)

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of microbiology, university of Port Harcourt, P.M.B 5323 Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 13-18, December,22 (2013)


Various agar culture containing different quantities of honey were investigated for culturing the mycelial of Pleurotus sajor-caju, an edible mushroom. The mushroom was cultured to source for low input, cheap and an improved method of growing active mycelial for the production of viable mushroom spawn (seeds). The study revealed that P. sajor-caju had the highest mycelial growth with growth rate 12.14mm/day on 25ml of honey on cassava peeling culture media while the least mycelial was observed on plantain peeling culture media with growth rate of 2.43mm/day on 25ml of honey. From the study it is clear that organic waste materials could be incorporated in culture media preparation for edible mushroom mycelial production.


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