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Volume: 3, Issue: 4, July-August, 2015
DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2015.3404

Research Article

Growth of mycelial biomass and fruit body cultivation of Lentinus squarrosulus collected from home garden of Tripura in Northeast India

A. Roy Das1, M. Borthakur3, A.K. Saha1, S. R. Joshi3, P. Das2

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The present study aimed at cultivating the fruiting body of an edible mushroom identified as Lentinus squarrosulus collected from home garden of Tripura in Northeast India and for assessing the mycelium biomass growth using various carbon and nitrogen sources under submerged culture condition. The cultivation of the mushroom using paddy straw revealed dry weight of 0.25±0.02 g per fruit body with 21.83 % of biological efficiency. Under submerged culture condition, fructose exhibited highest mycelium dry weight and yeast extract was found to be a best nitrogen source. The availability of the mushroom in the forest and homegarden of Tripura may be utilized for its commercial cultivation and inclusion in the local food. Fructose and yeast extract is recommended for high mycelial biomass production.


Lentinus squarrosulus, carbon, nitrogen, fruit body cultivation.

Citation: Das A. R., Borthakur M., Saha A. K., Joshi S. R., Das P. Growth of mycelial biomass and fruit body cultivation of Lentinus squarrosulus collected from home garden of Tripura in Northeast India. J App Biol Biotech. 2015; 3 (04): 017-019.

Copyright: Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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