The effects of the interaction of various oil types and rates on the mycelial wet and dry weights of Lentinus squarrosulus (Mont.) Singer and Psathyrella atroumbonata Pegler in submerged liquid cultures

  • P I Nwanze Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada, P.M.B. 0006, Edo State, Nigeria
  • A U Khan Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • J B Ameh Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • V J Umoh Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Kaduna State, Nigeria
Keywords: Lentinus squarrosulus, Psathyrella atroumbonata, supplemented medium, submerged liquid medium, oil type and rate

Abstract

Lentinus squarrosulus and Psathyrella atroumbonata, two edible indigenous mushroom species, were cultured in various different media supplemented with coconut, cotton, groundnut, butterfat, palm kernel and palm oil respectively, at 5 different rates. The interaction of the various oil types with different rates produced highly significant differences (p<0.01) in the mean mycelial wet and dry weights. The heaviest mean wet and dry mycelial weight of L. squarrosulus was induced by butterfat x 0.007 ml/ml while for P. atroumbonata it was cotton and coconut x 0.003 ml/ml, respectively.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 4 (7), pp. 620-626, 2005
Published
2005-08-19
Section
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