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Journal of Advances in Microbiology, 2456-7116,Vol.: 11, Issue.: 1


Comparison of Growth and Development of Pleurotus florida against Wastes from Animal Origin


Siddhant1*, O. P. Ukaogo2, Mahesh Kumar3 and Shyam Singh

1Department of Botany, Durgesh Nandini Degree College, Faizabad (U.P.), India.

2Environmental and Analytical Units, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Abia State University, Nigeria.

3Department of Zoology, K.S.S.P.G. College, Ayodhya, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

4Department of Mathematics, Durgesh Nandini Degree College, Faizabad (U.P.), India.

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(1) Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon, Professor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand.


(1) Yahaya Tajudeen, Federal University, Nigeria.

(2) Fatih Kalyoncu, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey.

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Two wastes from animal origin, viz., human hairs and egg shells were evaluated for different manifestations of white oyster mushroom, Pleurotus florida. The mushroom utilized both the substrates for their growth and sporophore formation. The mycelial growth was significantly (P=0.05) faster on egg shell (18 days) as compared to human hair (23 days). The crop of mushroom was harvested in four flushes where human hairs showed higher yield and biological efficiency of mushroom (165 gm, 33%) than egg shells (155 gm, 31%), respectively. In respect of yield parameters such as yield, biological efficiency, number of mushroom fruit bodies and average weight of sporophores, both the substrates were statistically at par to each other. Utilization of human hairs and egg shells by P. florida reveals a new strategy for mycoremediation of these wastes.

Keywords :

Animal wastes; biological efficiency; egg shell; human hair; Pleurotus florida; yield.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMB/2018/42270

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