2015, VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1Pages: 05-09
Utilization of vegetable waste for biomass production of some wild edible mushroom cultures
Smita Behera and Nibha Gupta*
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A preliminary experiment was carried out to analyse the growth performance of six wild edible mushroom cultures using some chemosynthetic media and vegetable media in static culture condition. The chemosynthetic media used were Tien and Kirk medium, Mushroom complete medium, Yeast malt extract medium, Glucose yeast extract peptone medium, Malt extract broth medium and Sabouraud dextrose broth medium whereas vegetable peels, Drumstick peel medium, Potato peel medium, Carrot peel medium, Bottle gourd peel medium, Litchi peel medium, Papaya peel medium, Pointed gourd peel medium, Chopped grass medium, Little gourd peel medium, Pumpkin peel medium and Rich gourd peel medium were utilized for the preparation of media as well. Overall, Mushroom complete medium showed growth promoting activity as far as all mushroom culture concerned. However, Papaya peel, Drumstick peel, Carrot peel and Bottle gourd peel medium also exhibited as a good source of media for growth enhancement in case of Russula, Lentinus and Pleurotus sp. Present study exhibited the usefulness of vegetable peels and may be explored further for the cost effective technology for the biomass production.