Next Article in Journal
Effect of Saturated Tea Waste and Perlite Particles on Early Age Hydration of High-Strength Cement Mortars
Previous Article in Journal
Tissue Constructs with Human Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Treat Bone Defects in Rats
Open AccessArticle

Growth of Pleurotus Ostreatus on Different Textile Materials for Vertical Farming

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Materials 2019, 12(14), 2270; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12142270
Received: 12 June 2019 / Revised: 11 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 July 2019 / Published: 15 July 2019
  |  
PDF [4521 KB, uploaded 15 July 2019]
  |  

Abstract

The mycelium of the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus can be used for diverse technical applications, such as packaging materials or wastewater treatment, besides the more obvious use for nutrition. While P. ostreatus usually grows on sawdust, wood or similar materials, a former study investigated mycelium growth on different nanofiber mats. Here, we report on growing P. ostreatus on fabrics knitted from different materials, enabling the use of this mushroom in textile-based vertical farming. Our results underline that P. ostreatus grows similar on natural fibers and on synthetic fibers. The agar medium used to provide nutrients was found to support mycelium growth optimally when applied by dip-coating, suggesting that, in this way, P. ostreatus can also be grown on vertically aligned textile fabrics for vertical farming. View Full-Text
Keywords: textile materials; knitted fabrics; agar; Pleurotus ostreatus; vertical farming textile materials; knitted fabrics; agar; Pleurotus ostreatus; vertical farming
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Helberg, J.; Klöcker, M.; Sabantina, L.; Storck, J.L.; Böttjer, R.; Brockhagen, B.; Kinzel, F.; Rattenholl, A.; Ehrmann, A. Growth of Pleurotus Ostreatus on Different Textile Materials for Vertical Farming. Materials 2019, 12, 2270.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top