International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, Vol. 3: 14-18, 2011
STUDIES ON CULTIVATION OF SOME WILD EDIBLE MUSHROOM ON SOME LIGNOCELLULOSIC SUBSTRATES IN MAIN CAMPUS, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA
Adamu A. Ambi, Usman. U. Pateh, Muhammad I. Sule, Garba F. Nuru
1* Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
2Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.
3Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
Abstract A study on the cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius mushroom on different substrates was conducted at Biological Sciences Department, Main Campus Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The aim was to investigate the influence of some substrates on the growth of Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius so as to organically utilize these substrates and minimize the environmental nuisance caused by their burning. The highest yield was recorded from Gmelina arborea sawdust, followed by corn cobs. Gmelina arborea sawdust is considered the most suitable substrates for growing of Pleurotus ostreatus with no growth in P. pulmonarius. The chemical properties of the various substrates combined to influence the chemical endowment and growth of Pleurotus ostreatus.