African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6801

Short Communication

Yield performance of Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) Karst cultivation on substrates containing different protein and carbohydrate sources

E.Iclal Erkel  
Kocaeli University, Arslanbey Agricultural Vocational School, Kocaeli-Turkey.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 October 2009
  •  Published: 11 November 2009


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 wordsGanoderma lucidum, Reishi, cultivation, molasses, gluten, substrate, yield