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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 543-553

Supplementation of Basal Substrate to Boost up Substrate Strength and Oyster Mushroom Yield: An overview of Substrates and Supplements
Ram Naraian1*, M.P. Singh2 and Siya Ram3
1Department of Biotechnology, Mushroom Training and Research Centre (MTRC), Faculty of Science, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222003 (UP), India
2Centre of Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad-211002 (UP), India
3School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida,
Gautam Budh Nagar-201 308, India
*Corresponding author

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.) is one of the very attractive crops successfully cultivated in most developing countries due to its easy cultivation technology. The most amazing point of mushroom cultivation technology is its landless agriculture on useless lignocellulosic agricultural wastes. The oyster mushrooms have potentials to utilize various kinds of waste materials as substrate than any other mushrooms and in consequence convert them into valuable vegetable food at par with non-vegetarian food in terms of nutritional attributes. Since these natural lignocelluloses contain limits of their nutrient constituents, require supplementations in the form of chemical and biological supplements. Addition of the supplements with basal substrate has been as common practice to enhance the yield, nutritional and medicinal values. The present manuscript comprised the detailed information in context of oyster mushroom cultivation, used multiple basal substrates and supplements (additives) as reported in past researches. Therefore, the technology of mushroom agriculture enables us to acquire substrate materials at very low cost or even for free to get biotechnological foods and further led to conserve our environment through efficient bioconversion of wastes with sustainable food security.

Keywords: Oyster mushroom, Pleurotus spp., Lignocelluloses, Supplements, Supplementation.

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Ram Naraian, M.P. Singh and Siya Ram. 2016. Supplementation of Basal Substrate to Boost up Substrate Strength and Oyster Mushroom Yield: An overview of Substrates and SupplementsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 543-553. doi:
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