This study was conducted to investigate the effects of different dosages of molasses as a carbohydrate source and corn-gluten meal as a protein source on the yield of Ganoderma lucidum and to improve yield on solid state medium. Three dosages (1, 2 and 3%) of gluten meal or molasses were added to sawdust and bran based medium. Results showed that yield was increased significantly when 1% molasses and gluten meal were added to substrate media. Molasses was found to be the best supplement as a carbohydrate source compared to gluten which is rich in protein.
Key words: Ganoderma lucidum, Reishi, cultivation, molasses, gluten, substrate, yield
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