Volume 2 (Issue 2)
Total Biomass Benefits due to a Plant Hormone (Kinetin) Application on Oyster Mushroom (P. Sajor-caju) Cultivated on Wheat Straw
Renu Garg, Seema Gupta, Usha Singh Gaharwar, Parveen Garg*
RG, USG, PG: Department of Botany, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, Alipur 110036, Delhi, India
SG: Department of Chemistry, Swami Shraddhanand College, University of Delhi, Alipur 110036, Delhi, India
*Corresponding author: Parveen Garg; Email: email@example.com
24 May 2022
07 June 2022
Cite as: Garg, R., Gupta, S., Gaharwar, U.S., & Garg, P. (2022). Total Biomass Benefits due to a Plant Hormone (Kinetin) Application on Oyster Mushroom (P. Sajor-caju) Cultivated on Wheat Straw. Inventum Biologicum, 2(2), 60–63. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6619266
Pleurotus sajor-caju is an important edible mushroom species due encompassing significant medicinal and nutritional values, popularly cultivated worldwide. It contains several essential components such as proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, present study evaluated the growth and yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) after the treatment of various doses of a plant hormone, Kinetin. Pleurotus sajor-caju was cultivated on wheat straw and sprayed with different doses of kinetin i.e. 10 ppm, 50 ppm and 100 ppm three times. All three flushes were collected and measured for total biomass production of mushroom. The results indicate that the hormonal treatment was able to enhance the biomass production in mushroom. Yield was found to increase from 8% to 27% as compared to control and the mushroom biomass from various treatment was 10 ppm (414 g), 50 ppm (482 g) and 100 ppm (298 g).
Biomass production, Mushroom cultivation, Basidiocarps, Wheat straw, Pleurotus sajor-caju, Kinetin
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The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.