Utilisation of Agro-Industrial Wastes for the Cultivation of Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fries) Singer, a Nigerian Edible Mushroom
Segun Gbolagade Jonathan, Busayo Babalola
University of Ibadan, Dept. of Botany, Mycology & Biotechnology Unit, Nigeria
In this study 16 agro-industrial wastes as well as simple organic and inorganic compounds were annexed for vegetative growth and fruitbody production of Pleurotus tuber-regium, a Nigerian edible medicinal mushroom. Utilisation of these wastes for mushroom growing will be helpful in their conversion to edible protein in terms of mushroom fruit bodies. Different wastes (substrates) were used to cultivate this functional food. Each investigation was carried out in three replicates and the experimental set up was in a completely randomised block design using standard methods. The results obtained were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) using general linear model options of SAS, while test of significance was determined by Duncan´s multiple range test at 0.5% level of probability.
Keywords: Agro-industrial wastes, cultivation, environment, Pleurotus tuber-regium, pollution
Contact Address: Segun Gbolagade Jonathan, University of Ibadan, Dept. of Botany, Mycology & Biotechnology Unit, Faculty of Science, Ibadan, Nigeria, e-mail: sg.jonathanmail.ui.edu.ng