Oyster Mushroom (LAU_WaiChing)
Updated on 09/12/2014

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A Mushroom Farm in Taiwan


Thanks for your sharing.I hope your knowledge of basidiomycetes made your trip more interesting.
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2014-12-12 15:07:26
Oyster mushroom, also known as Pleurotus ostreatus, is an edible mushroom. It has a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap and also white or cream gills. These fungi usually grow near trees and they are very easy to cultivate so they are very common food especially in Asian countries.
by CHENG_TakHo (Student) at 2019-11-27 14:21:14
Yes, the oyster mushroom is an edible basidiomycete which is commonly cultivated among Asian countries. Besides, the oyster mushrooms are predaceous that they can eat nematodes by secreting anaesthetic chemicals from their hyphae to trap the nematodes. Then the fungal hyphae will penetrate the nematodes and digest them. This behaviour can be observed when the level of nitrogen in the wood substrate is low.
by CHUI_ChunFung (Student) at 2019-12-01 19:43:10
thanks for your additional info.
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2019-12-31 17:29:34


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