Influence of uv light exposure on mineral composition and biomass production of mycomeat produced from different agricultural substrates

Animal Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, Federal University Gashua, Gashua, Nigeria (1)
Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria (2)
Medicinal Biochemistry and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria (3)

Corresponding author:

The wild and mutant strain of Pleurotus sajor caju was cultured on different agricultural substrates. Treatment 1 contained agricultural substrates alone. Treatment 2 contained the mutant strain of the mushroom plus agricultural waste. Treatment 3 contained the wild strain of the mushroom plus agricultural waste. The mutant strain of Pleurotus sajor caju cultured on groundnut shell had the highest iron content while the mutant strain cultured on palm kernel meal had the highest biomass production, 10.5 g/L and 17.20 g/L after 7 and 14 days respectively. The proximate analyses of the feed variety (mycomeat) revealed the rich nutritional content which may be explored for feed ingredients in livestock production. The findings do not only support the bioremediation of agricultural waste to produce high-value bio-products, but also provide evidence that improvement of microorganism strains represents a viable way to enhance the nutritional value of fermented products.

(195.63 KB)