Vol. 11 No. 2
Studies on effect of incubation temperature and light intensity on mycelial growth of oyster species
Author(s): M. K. ROUT, K. B. MOHAPATRA, P. MOHANTY AND S. S. CHANDAN
Abstract: The investigation on the influence of incubation temperature on the linear mycelial growth of oyster species showed that the growth at 25oC was superior and could produce an ample biomass of eight of the ten species evaluated. The extent of mycelial growth reduced drastically beyond the incubation temperature of 3 oC and was completely inhibited at a temperature of 40whereas,at low temperature(10oC) growth declined drastically in all the test species. The effect of different light intensity on the mycelial growth of ten oyster species indicated the superiority of 200 lux light is producing the highest linear mycelial growth of all the test species (63.92-78.89mm).The growth was observed to decline substantially (21.79-51.66mm) as the light intensity improved from 200 -1000lux. However, growth performance was found moderate(48.38-57.77mm) in darkness.
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