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Authors: Balwinder Singh
Advisor: Kapoor, Shammi
Title: Screening of Agaricus bisporus strains and casing variables for improving the yield potential of mushrooms
Publisher: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 62
Keywords: Agariсus bisporus, PDA (Potato Dextrose Agar), FYM+CP (Farmyard Manure + Coirpith), FYM+VC
Abstract: Eight Agariсus bisporus strains, A-15, Delta, 459, U3, AB-P, AB-B, PB-5 and S11, with six сasing variables were analyzed in order to study their effeсt on the growth, yield, texture and сolour of mushrooms. Maximum growth of 73 mm and 32 mm was recorded with 459 strain on PDA and compost respectively. However, Delta, A-15 and U3 also showed significant mycelial run on PDA as well as compost. Physiochemical properties of casing mixtures were quite variably where highest porosity (%) was observed in FYM+BC, FYM+CP with highest potassium (1.63%) and Carbon (12.22%) content. Among all the casing variable FYM+CP (4:1) showed highest yield as well as no. of fruiting bodies after 30 days for all the selected strains i.e A-15 (17.3 kg/q), Delta (19.6 kg/q), 459 (21.8 kg/q), U3 (16.3 kg/q), AB-P (14.6 kg/q), PB-5 ( 14.6 kg/q), AB-B (13.5 kg/q) and S11 (17.5 kg/q). The colour and texture was also evaluated in all the strains and A-15, Delta and 459 to exhibit maximum colour (L-value) and Delta, 459 and AB-B higher texture (N) value, inferring their good quality parameter. The pileus diameter was maximum in Delta (4.5 cm) and PB-5 (6.0 cm) for the entire casing variable, however, the stipe length was maximum in PB-5 (2.5 cm), U3 (2.5 cm) and S11 (2.9 cm). among all the casing variables FYM+CP was found best for yield potential followed by FYM+VC and FYM+Biochar and among the strain 459, followed by Delta, A-15 and U3 were found most potential strains for cultivation under Punjab climate conditions.
Subject: Microbiology
Theme: Screening of Agaricus bisporus strains and casing variables for improving the yield potential of mushrooms
Research Problem: Screening of Agaricus bisporus strains and casing variables for improving the yield potential of mushrooms
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2020
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