Melinda Rózsa, Maria Apahidean
Full Text PDF | Cordyceps militaris, medicinal mushroom, pH, temperature.
Cordyceps militaris is an entomopathogenic fungus, belongs to the Ascomycetes class and has important pharmacological principles, the most important are polysaccharides and mannitol. Given that in most cases, mushrooms are grown on different substrates of solid consistency, and most supplements containing mycelium from the Cordyceps militaris mushroom are obtained by drying and shredding the mycelium, which has been grown on a solid substrate consisting of brown rice flour or other cereals, so that they very often contain more starch than active ingredients. In this paper we looked at the influence of temperature and pH level on the growth of the mycelium of this mushroom in liquid culture media. The development of liquid mycelium cultures was tested at temperatures between 20-30 °C and at a pH level between 5-7. The highest amount of mycelium was obtained from samples raised at 26 °C and a pH level of 5.5.
Cite this paper: Rozsa, M., Apahidean, M. (2020). INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE AND PH LEVEL ON MYCELIAL GROWTH IN LIQUID CULTURES OF CORDYCEPS MILITARIS MUSHROOM MYCELIUM. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 9(18), 42-46. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2020.v9i18.006