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Title: Utilization of treated conifer wood chips by Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Karst. species for cultivating mushrooms

Author: Croan, Suki C.;

Date: 2003

Source: Mushrooms international. No. 91 (Jan. 2003): Pages 4-7

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Mushroom-producing white-rot basidiomycetes can grow rapidly and produce heavy mycelial growth on treated conifer wastes with extractive-degrading fungi. This study evaluates the treatment of scaled-up conifer wood chips with Ophiostoma piliferum (Cartapip 97). Treated conifer chips were used as substrates for cultivating mushroom-producing basidiomycetes of various Pleurotus spp. This treatment reduced the extractives by 30% to 90%. These mushroom-producing lignolytic white-rot basidiomycetes can easily colonize and produce mushrooms on treated conifer wood chips.

Keywords: Pleurotus, wood chip utilization, wood-decaying fungi, mushrooms, white-rot, Basidiomycetes, loblolly pine, southern yellow pine, Ophiostoma piliferum

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Croan, Suki C. 2003. Utilization of treated conifer wood chips by Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Karst. species for cultivating mushrooms. Mushrooms international. No. 91 (Jan. 2003): Pages 4-7


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