How mushrooms feed on compost: Conversion of carbohydrates and lignin in industrial wheat straw based compost enabling the growth of Agaricus bisporus

Promotie

How mushrooms feed on compost: Conversion of carbohydrates and lignin in industrial wheat straw based compost enabling the growth of Agaricus bisporus

Promovendus ms. E (Edita) Jurak
Promotor prof.dr.ir. H (Harry) Gruppen
Copromotor dr.ir. MA (Mirjam) Kabel
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratory of Food Chemistry
Datum

vr 19 juni 2015 16:00 tot 17:30

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary

The white button mushroom Agaricus bisporus is produced and consumed at large scale. It is low in fat and rich in protein and fibre. The white button mushroom is produced on compost of straw and horse manure. The process of composting and growth of the white button mushroom is a near black box. For instance, it is not known which sugar components are converted (and which are not) and when this takes place in the process. The aim of this project is to understand and improve the degradation of the sugars in the substrate during composting and growth of the white button mushroom.