Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-26-2018

Advisor

Stephen Saupe, Biology

Abstract

Light has not traditionally been thought to influence the growth of fungi, however, recent evidence suggests that limited exposure to green light can cause an increase of biomass production in the hyphal cells of Lentinula edodes (Shiitake Mushrooms). The dry and fresh weight, volume and respiration rates of a control group and a light-treated group of commercially-grown shiitake mushrooms were measured. Results will be presented.

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