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Journal of Mycology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 642807, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/642807
Research Article

Effect of the Use of Pycnanthus angolensis and Different Supplements on Yields and on the Proximate Composition of Pleurotus sajor-caju

1Department of Biological Sciences, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, PMB 353, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria
2Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, PMB 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Received 21 August 2014; Revised 25 October 2014; Accepted 3 November 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Ángel Domínguez

Copyright © 2014 Soji Fakoya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study was undertaken with the aim of determining the growth, yield, and proximate composition of Pleurotus sajor-caju cultivated on Pycnanthus angolensis sawdust supplemented with 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20% palm kernel cake (PKC), oil palm fibre (OPF), rice bran (RB), wheat chaff (WC), and corn cobs (CC). P. sajor-caju harvested produced maximum yield of 31.22 g on P. angolensis sawdust supplemented with 15% wheat chaff. The biological efficiency of substrates used ranged from 6.09% to 37.39%. Results also showed a maximum crude protein of 26.33% of P. sajor-caju cultivated on P. angolensis sawdust without any supplement and fat content ranging from 0.25% to 2.21%. Fibre content of harvested mushrooms ranged from 5.05% to 9.29%. The study revealed that supplementing P. angolensis sawdust significantly influenced the growth, yield, and proximate compositions of P. sajor-caju.