Assessment and selection of best indigenous isolates of milky Mushroom
Dibakar Panda, Mohan Kumar Biswas and Bhola Nath
Mushroom is become an important food complement in these days as a rich source of vitamins, minerals etc. Milky mushroom is of Indian origin and requires a smooth substrate like paddy straw (lignocellulolytic substrates), under the climatic condition with a relative humidity (80-90%) and medium temperature (30-35◦C) for better growth. There are fourty commonly known different species of milky mushroom out of which only four are of edible nature viz., C. indica, C. gambosa, C. ionides, and C. carnea. As each and every mushroom possesses a good nutritive value, whereas milky mushroom is a rich source of Vitamin-B2, E, A and C along with minerals such as, Phosphorous Potassium Calcium Zinc Iron and Selenium. Therefore, the present work was directed to evaluate four strains of milky mushroom viz., CI-1, CI-2, CI-3 and CI-4 procured from tropical mushroom research station, OUAT Bhubaneswar, mushroom laboratory of IGKV, Raipur, local market of Kolkata and local market of Bolpur respectively, according to the climatic condition of Bolpur. In this concern, we have observed the parameters such as, growth of mycelium, days required for mother pawn and seed spawn preparation, days required for sporophore formation, number of fruiting bodies, yield and biological efficiency. It was found that the CI-3 and CI-1 strains performed better than that of CI-2 and CI-4 under this evaluation based on these parameters of C. indica.
How to cite this article:
Dibakar Panda, Mohan Kumar Biswas, Bhola Nath. Assessment and selection of best indigenous isolates of milky Mushroom. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(6):35-43.