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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2014

Pages :   307-309

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Cultivation of Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica using Various Agrowaste



Address:   M. Krishnaveni1* and R. Saranya2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem-11
2M.Sc Student, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem-11
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Mushrooms are neutraceuticals which contain edible fruit body. The nutritive value of mushroom is equal to that of milk and it has low calories, sodium, fats and cholesterol. In addition to this they are rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin B, D, C as well as minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. Hence, the present study was undertaken to study the growth of Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica under controlled condition using various agrowaste as substrate. The protein, carbohydrate content, and phytochemicals were studied. The yield of milky mushroom was found to be more with sugarcane bagasse waste while the oyster mushroom showed good yield with sorghum straw and the yield was low with banana leaf waste. Milky mushroom showed higher protein, carbohydrate content.
KEYWORDS:
Mushroom, phytochemicals, protein, screening, carbohydrate.
Cite:
M. Krishnaveni, R. Saranya. Cultivation of Pleurotus florida and Calocybe indica using Various Agrowaste. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(3): Mar., 2014; Page 307-309.
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