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Revista mexicana de micología

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SALMONES, Dulce; BALLESTEROS HERNANDEZ, Hugo; ZULUETA, Ramón  and  MATA, Gerardo. Determination of productivity characteristics of Mexican wild Agaricus bisporus strains, for potential commercial use. Rev. Mex. Mic [online]. 2012, vol.36, pp.9-16. ISSN 0187-3180.

Six wild strains of Agaricus bisporus were cultivated in order to determine their productivy characteristics for a potential commercial exploitation. The spawn was prepared in sorghum seeds and mushroom productivity was determined on commercial compost samples weighing 4 kg (moistened weight) inoculated with each of the strains. Primordia began to appear on the 42 to 47th after spawning and 4 flushes were obtained between 70 to 96 days of culturing. Fruiting bodies with pileus diameters of 5 to 10 cm and cream to light brown color were mostly harvested. Biological efficiencies (BE) ranged from 40.3 to 95% and production rates (PR) from 0.47 to 1.13%. IE-747 and IE-708 strains presented the highest BEs (95 and 90.3%) and PRs (1.1 and 1.13%).

Keywords : mushrooms; Mexico; germoplasm; biological efficiency; production rate.

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