Comparison of Cultivation, Mushroom Yield, and Fruiting Body Characteristics of Lentinula edodes Strains according to the Inoculation Method

Yeongseon  Jang1,*   Yeun Sug  Jeong1   Rhim Ryoo1   Kang-Hyeon  Ka1   

1Forest Microbiology Division, Forest Bioresources Department, National Institute of Forest Science, Suwon 16631, Korea


The cultivation in sawdust media, mushroom productivity, and fruiting body characteristics of Lentinula edodes strains NIFoS 2778 and NIFoS 3363 were compared according to the inoculation conditions. The cultivation period was 5% shorter when liquid spawn was used. Fruiting bodies were induced after 113 days of incubation on media inoculated with liquid spawn, and the cultivation period was 119 days on media inoculated with solid spawn. Mushroom productivity of NIFoS 2778 was the highest (661.4 g) when 36 mL of liquid spawn was used. For NIFoS 3363, mushroom production was higher under liquid inoculation conditions when the same amount of liquid and solid spawns were used. The mushroom characteristics of the two strains were not significantly different, except for gill width and stipe diameter.

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Fig. 1. Initial mycelial growth rate of strains NIFoS 2778 and NIFoS 3363 in sawdust media. A: solid spawn. B: liquid spawn. a: 9×4 g; b: 12×4 g; c: 15×4 g; d: 9×4 mL; e: 12×4 mL; f: 15×4 mL.