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Open Access The Effect of Red Pepper Waste Added to Compost on Selenium Content of Pleurotus citrinopileatus Singer

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In this study, selenium levels of P.citrinopileatus added different rates of red pepper waste to compost as a source of selenium were determined. For this purpose, six different compost groups were prepared and inoculated with P.citrinopileatus mycelia. Selenium levels of harvested mushrooms were analysed. In conclusion, 0.338 µg/g selenium were determined in one gram dry mushroom that red pepper waste added to compost at 5%. Mycelia growth and selenium accumulation were negatively affected by higher rates of red pepper waste.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, 45140, Yunusemre/Manisa, 2: Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanlığı, Manisa İl Müdürlüğü, 45030, OSB, Yunusemre/Manisa,

Publication date: January 1, 2016

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