Effect of different substrates on the production and non-enzymatic antioxidant activity of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster mushroom)

Deepika Kumari, Varenyam Achal*

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Abstract

The effect of five different substrates viz. paddy straw, wheat straw, mixture of paddy and wheat straw (in the ratio of 1 : 1), bamboo leaves and lawn grasses on the production of edible Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) was studied. Wheat straw and a mixture of paddy and wheat straw gave the earliest colonization of fungus. The highest yield of P. ostreatus was recorded on wheat straw (29.27 g fresh weight/kg substrate), followed by the combination of paddy and wheat straw (27.96 g fresh weight/kg substrate). Non-enzymatic antioxidant activities were also obtained by estimating vitamins A, C and E. Significant amount of vitamin E was found in both fresh (7.23 mg/g) and dry fruit body (5.93 mg/g) of P. ostreatus. All the experiments were carried out in triplicates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalLife Science Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Non-enzymatic antioxidant
  • Pleurotus ostreatus
  • Substrate
  • Wheat straw

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