ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Mohan Jairath, P.K. Khanna1, Neeta Raj Sharma and Giridhar Soni
Domain of Biochemistry, School of Biotechnology and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
1Department of Microbiology Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(3):2453-2458
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 16/11/2013 | Accepted: 23/01/2014 | Published: 31/06/2014

Lentinus edodes, the shiitake mushroom, is highly prized for nutritive and medicinal values.  Sawdust of different timber plants have been tried as carbon sources for the growth of three different strains of this mushroom .  The maximum linear mycelial growth was observed for Le-C strain followed by Le-S while a slower mycelial extension was observed for OE-329 strain. No direct correlation between growth and enzyme activities could be established. The present study indicated the preference for saw dust of Safeda and Shisham by all the three strains. Le C is the only strain with maximum growth and enzyme activity.


Lentinus edodes, Shiitake, Saw-dust, Mycelial growth, Cellulolytic enzymes, Laccase activity

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