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Article Number - CA84E4F14209

Vol.4(8), pp. 103-108 , October 2013
ISSN: 2141-2413

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Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms on Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves in Dilla University, Ethiopia

Fekadu Alemu

Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Dilla University,P.O.Box., 419, Dilla, Ethiopia

Email: [email protected]

 Accepted: 30 August 2013  Published: 30 October 2013

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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves were assessed for supporting growth of Pleurotus ostreatus. Comparatively, sholla leaves were highly supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared late, while coffee leaves were also supportive and their fruiting bodies appeared early. Results of the cultivation of Pleurotus on coffee and sholla leaves showed that they have promising effect for sustainable development, food security and supply. This study therefore revealed that both coffee and sholla leaves can serve as good substrates for mushroom cultivation.


Key words: Coffea arabica, Ficus sycomorus, fruiting body, mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus,Sholla, coffee

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APA (2013). Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms on Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves in Dilla University, Ethiopia. Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research , 4(8), 103-108.
Chicago Fekadu Alemu. "Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms on Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves in Dilla University, Ethiopia." Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research 4, no. 8 (2013): 103-108.
MLA Fekadu Alemu. "Cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus mushrooms on Coffea arabica and Ficus sycomorus leaves in Dilla University, Ethiopia." Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research 4.8 (2013): 103-108.

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