Optimization of culture conditions for vegetative growth of indigenous strain of Lentinus sajor-caju (Fr.)
In this manuscript the results of the investigations undertaken on the impact of media composition, temperature, pH, incubation period and light and dark conditions on the vegetative growth of local strain of Lentinus sajor caju (Fr.) Fr., an edible lignicolous mushroom is presented. The mushroom mycelium gave best mycelia growth on Malt Yeast Extract Agar solid medium while from amongst the liquid media used best growth of mushroom mycelium was achieved on Yeast Glucose liquid medium. Optimum temperature of 33 â„ƒ, incubation period of 11 days, pH range from 4.0-5.0 and dark condition favoured the best mycelia growth.
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