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Mushroom Experts Liquid Culture 10ML Syringe - Blue Oyster (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

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Blue Oyster (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

The Blue Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) belongs to a clade of mushrooms called Pleurotiniales. They are closely related to oyster mushrooms and resemble fungi. They exhibit a wide range of genetic diversity. They are commonly used in culinary applications and have numerous uses. In addition to culinary applications, they are also employed in ecological remediation. The mycelium of these fungi demonstrates a high affinity for hydrocarbons, which are the polymeric backbone molecules of many industrial compounds. As such, they can help communities integrate waste streams. 

Phylogenetic analyses of this species have revealed that it is related to several species of Pleurotus. Using Mon-Mon and Di-Mon mating tests, researchers have confirmed that Pleurotus ostreatus and P. eryngii belong to the same clade.

This mushroom is widely consumed in Asia and Africa. Its culinary qualities, excellent consistency and longer shelf life make it attractive to consumers. Due to the low cost, it presents a viable option for reducing and recycling urban waste. However, it has not yet been extensively cultivated in Bangladesh. In a recent study, three strains of P. eryngii were grown on sawdust and compared with non-cased substrates. The Pe-1 strain demonstrated the highest biological yield and efficiency.

Pleurotus ostreatus, also known as Blue Oyster Mushroom, belongs to a clade of fungi called Agaricales. These mushrooms are widely distributed worldwide and include many fungal species. These fungi are incredibly nutritious and rich in amino acids, fibre, and carbohydrates.  

The evolutionary relationships of Pleurotus ostreatus reveal that the genus represents a diverse clade with a vast geographic distribution. Phylogenetic studies show that this clade has evolved over time since the Pleistocene.

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