Chemical and productivity characterization of parental and hybrid strains of Lentinula edodes cultivated in different agricultural residues

  • Juan Diego Valenzuela Cobos Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (UNEMI) - Ecuador.
  • Fabricio Guevara Viejó Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (UNEMI) - Ecuador.
  • Jesennia Cárdenas Cobo Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (UNEMI) - Ecuador.
  • Rafael Lazo Sulca Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (UNEMI) - Ecuador.
  • Delia Noriega Verdugo Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (UNEMI) - Ecuador.
  • María Fernanda Garcés Moncayo Facultad de Ingeniería, Escuela Ingeniería Ambiental. Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo. Km 1/vía a Guano s/n, Riobamba, 060150. Ecuador.
  • Ana Grijalva Endara Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de Guayaquil - Ecuador.



Productivity of parental and hybrid strains of Lentinula edodes cultivated with two mixtures of agricultural wastes (mixture 1: peat moss, banana leaves, oak sawdust, millet seed, cotton seed hull and CaCO3, and mixture 2: wheat straw, oak sawdust, cotton seed hull and CaCO3), the chemical composition of the fruit bodies and also the antioxidant activities of hexanic extracts of the mushrooms were evaluated. The strains of Lentinula edodes (LEN97 and LEN954XLEC241) cultivated on both mixtures produced fruit bodies with highest protein contents since 16.71 to 17.10%. The hybrid strain of Lentinula edodes strain (LEN954XLEC241) cultivated on both mixtures showed the highest biological efficiencies since 74.61 to 82.80% and production rates between 1.21 and 1.30%, and also their hexanic extracts presented the highest antioxidant effects ranged from 8.01 to 9.84 mg mL- 1. The use of hybrid strain of Lentinula edodes can be used to improve the production of this genera.


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Cobos, J. D. V., F. G. Viejó, J. C. Cobo, R. L. Sulca, D. N. Verdugo, M. F. G. Moncayo, and A. G. Endara. “Chemical and Productivity Characterization of Parental and Hybrid Strains of Lentinula Edodes Cultivated in Different Agricultural Residues”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 33, no. 3, Apr. 2021, pp. 260-5, doi: Accessed 24 June 2021.
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