Cultivation studies on wild and hybrid strains of Pleurotus tuberregium (Fr.) Sing. on wheat straw substrate

Journal Article

Wild of strains Pleurotus tuberregium from Nigeria and the Australasian-Pacific regions and selected hybrids were studied to determine their growth and sclerotia production capacity on wheat straw substrate. Although the Australasian-Pacific strains showed faster growth rates, the wild strains from Nigeria performed better than the Australasian-Pacific strains in sclerotia yield. Under similar conditions, some hybrids had sclerotial yields that were higher than any wild strain. Our study showed the possibilities of using selected strains and the low cost methods adopted in this experiment, for the cultivation of sclerotia of P. tuberregium.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Isikhuemhen, OS; Nerud, F; Vilgalys, R

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 431 - 435

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0959-3993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1008958319418