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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Dec 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 2 | Pages : 89-95

Effect of mutagens on Pleurotus eous APK1 for biomass improvement

Investigations on the oyster mushroom Pleurotus eous APK1 were conducted to enhance the yield performance by the
process mutagenesis . The wild strain of P. eous APK1 was mutated by physical and chemical mutagens such as UV radiation
with two different time intervals (15 and 30 minutes) and ethidium bromide (200 μg/ml concentration). The mother spawn
was developed for the wild and mutant strains using sorghum grains and subsequently cultivated in paddy straw by poly
propylene bag method.

Keywords: Morphological characterization, mushroom cultivation, mutagenesis, Pleurotus eous, strain improvement

Citation: *, ( 2015), Effect of mutagens on Pleurotus eous APK1 for biomass improvement. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 7(2): 89-95

Received: 2016-05-12 08:22:45; Accepted: 2016-05-12 08:22:55;
Published: 12/05/2016

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*Correspondence: D. Dhanasekaran