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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 342-347

Studies on Cultivation and Biochemical Characterization of Pleurotus florida
P. Vanathi1*, A. Panneerselvam1 and R. Senthil Kumar2
1P.G and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi-613503, India
2Department of Microbiology, PG Extension Centre, Bharathidasan University, Perambalur-621107, India
*Corresponding author

Mushrooms are fleshy, spore-bearing reproductive structures of fungi grown on organic substrates and for a long time, have played an important role as a human food due to its nutritional and medicinal properties. Mushrooms are white rot fungi regarded as one of the well known food and possessing various kinds of biochemical compounds.  The present study, focused on the cultivation of Pleurotus florida mushroom and analysis of its nutritional status. Pleurotus florida spawn were produced by using sorghum grains.  The mushroom was grown on three different substrates like paddy straw, sugarcane trash, and sorghum stem. Among the three substrates paddy straw was gave highest yield 83.4% of biological efficiency compared with sorghum stem 50.3% and sugarcane trash 44.7%. The biochemical analysis confirms that the protein, carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids in Pleurotus florida. All the parameters highly present in paddy straw used as a substrate compared with other substrate.

Keywords: Pleurotus florida, Spawn,Biological efficiency and Oyster mushroom.

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Vanathi, P., A. Panneerselvam and Senthil Kumar, R. 2016. Studies on Cultivation and Biochemical Characterization of Pleurotus florida.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 342-347. doi:
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