Cultivation and nutritional value of prominent Pleurotus spp.: An overview

Raman, Jegadeesh and Jang, Kab-Yeul and Oh, Youn-Lee and Oh, Minji and Im, Ji-Hoon and Lakshmanan, Hariprasath and Sabaratnam, Vikineswary (2021) Cultivation and nutritional value of prominent Pleurotus spp.: An overview. MYCOBIOLOGY, 49 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1229-8093, DOI

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Pleurotus species are commercially essential mushrooms and widely cultivated throughout the world. The production of Pleurotus mushrooms alone accounts for around 25% of that total cultivated mushrooms globally. In America and Europe, Pleurotus species are considered specialty mushrooms, whereas, in Korea, their cultivation is economically profitable, and it is one of the highly consumed species. Pleurotus species are predominantly found in tropical forests and often grow on fallen branches, dead and decaying tree stumps, and wet logs. Biographical studies have shown that the Pleurotus genus is among the more conspicuous fungi that induce wood decay in terrestrial ecosystems worldwide due to its formidable lignin-modifying enzymes, including laccase and versatile peroxidases. Pleurotus species can be grown easily due to their fast colonization nature on diversified agro-substrates and their biological efficiency 100%. Pleurotus mushrooms are rich in proteins, dietary fiber, essential amino acids, carbohydrates, water-soluble vitamins, and minerals. These mushrooms are abundant in functional bioactive molecules, though to influence health. Pleurotus mushrooms are finding unique applications as flavoring, aroma, and excellent preservation quality. Apart from its unique applications, Pleurotus mushrooms have a unique status delicacy with high nutritional and medicinal values. The present review provides an insight into the cultivation of Pleurotus spp. using different agro-waste as growth substances paying attention to their effects on the growth and chemical composition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Edible mushroom; Pleurotus; Cultivation; Agro-waste; Proteins; Nutritional; Oyster Mushrooms; Chemical-Composition; Ostreatus Mushroom; Tuber-Regium; Sajor-Caju; Growth; Yield: Quality; Florida; Wastes
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 01:32
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 01:34

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