Ecology of Thermophilic Fungi in Mushroom Compost, with Emphasis on Scytalidium thermophilum and Growth Stimulation of Agaricus bisporus Mycelium.

@article{Straatsma1994EcologyOT,
  title={Ecology of Thermophilic Fungi in Mushroom Compost, with Emphasis on Scytalidium thermophilum and Growth Stimulation of Agaricus bisporus Mycelium.},
  author={Gerben Straatsma and Robert a. Samson and T W Olijnsma and Huub J M Op den Camp and J P Gerrits and Leo J. L. D. Van Griensven},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={454-8}
}
Twenty-two species of thermophilic fungi were isolated from mushroom compost. Scytalidium thermophilum was present in the compost ingredients, fresh straw, horse droppings, and drainage from compost and dominated the fungal biota of compost after preparation. Of 34 species of thermophilic fungi tested, 9 promoted mycelial growth of Agaricus bisporus on sterilized compost: Chaetomium thermophilum, an unidentified Chaetomium sp., Malbranchea sulfurea, Myriococcum thermophilum, S. thermophilum… CONTINUE READING