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The intensity of blue light-emitting diodes influences the antioxidant properties and sugar content of oyster mushrooms (Lentinus sajor-caju)

The metabolic and growth of fungi might be regulation by light.
L.sajor-caju is widely cultivated in Taiwan.

Antioxidants present in mushrooms are possible to be protective agents to help human body to reduce oxidative damage.

No research has been conducted investigating the effects of light on L. sajor-caju cultivation. With the monochromatic light emission of LEDs, efficient irradiation can be achieved by suppressing unnecessary wavelengths and reducing energy costs by cutting down on needless heat generation.

Conclusions:

Growers can control the light spectra and intensities, and B-LED processing techniques are suitable for fruiting body production with consistent and reliable antioxidants and sugars for introduction to the marketplace.


reference:Scientia Horticulturae 1.398(2016)
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