The Effect of Red Pepper Waste Added to Compost on Selenium Content of Pleurotus citrinopileatus Singer

Fatih Kalyoncu, Erbil Kalmış, Gökçe Canan Altaylı


In this study, selenium levels of P.citrinopileatus added different rates of red pepper waste to compost as a source of selenium were determined. For this purpose, six different compost groups were prepared and inoculated with P.citrinopileatus mycelia. Selenium levels of harvested mushrooms were analysed. In conclusion, 0.338 µg/g selenium were determined in one gram dry mushroom that red pepper waste added to compost at 5%. Mycelia growth and selenium accumulation were negatively affected by higher rates of red pepper waste.


Pleurotus citrinopileatus; Capsicum annuum; Selenium; Compost; Macrofungus

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ISSN: 2148-127X

Turkish JAF Sci.Tech.

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