Conclusion On Mushroom Cultivation

Mushroom cultivation is perhaps the most important microbial technology, after the yeast fermentation, in the economic terms. It promises to supply food with good quality protein produced from worthless lignocellulosic wastes of varied origins. In future, newer mushrooms are likely to be added to diversify the portfolio of the cultivated mushrooms and the production of the presently consumed mushrooms will increase with the genetic improvement of the strains and the advancements in the...

Aeroponic Culture Techniques

It is a soil-less plant culture system in which nutrient solutions are intermittently or continuously misted onto plant roots. This system allows efficient production of AM fungi, free of a physical substrate. The colonized root material can be sheared, resulting in inocula with very high propagule densities. Furthermore, large quantities of spores can be obtained from the culture system. Aeroponic culture has worked well for several species of Glomus. It typically takes 12-15 weeks to obtain...

Root Organ Culture Technique

The ROC system is the most attractive cultivation methodology for research it uses root-inducing transfer-DNA-transformed roots of a host plant to develop the symbiosis on a specific medium in vitro (Becard and Fortin 1988). The pathogenic condition known as hairy root occurs due to the transfer of root inducing Ri-plasmid from the bacterium Agrobacterium rhizogenes (Schenck 1992). These techniques, though challenging have proved useful additions to our knowledge for various aspects of the AM...