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Further use of secondary material from agricultural industry in Podravje for cultivation of edible and medicinal funghi

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.06  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering  Biochemical engineering 

Code Science Field
T360  Technological sciences  Biochemical technology 
T490  Technological sciences  Biotechnology 
B270  Biomedical sciences  Plant ecology 
biotechnology, bioremediation, raw material, agricultural industry, edible and medicinal fungi, cultivation, solid substrate, healing - active compounds
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Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23136  Rosvita Bedrač    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
2.  06110  PhD Marin Berovič  Biotechnology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  737 
3.  11243  PhD Štefan Čelan  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2005 - 2008  296 
4.  14429  PhD Roman Glaser  Veterinarian medicine  Researcher  2005 - 2008  103 
5.  27629  PhD Andrej Gregori  Biotechnical sciences  Junior researcher in economics  2005 - 2008  185 
6.  21917  Dušan Komel    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
7.  24630  MSc Vida Nahberger Marčič  Animal production  Researcher  2005 - 2008 
8.  12681  PhD Bojan Pahor  Control and care of the environment  Head  2005 - 2008  164 
9.  20043  PhD Aleksandra Pivec  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2005 - 2008  107 
10.  05248  PhD Franc Pohleven  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  1,195 
11.  26507  PhD Jure Pohleven  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Junior researcher  2005  74 
12.  20089  PhD Klavdija Rižnar  Chemical engineering  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  135 
13.  13011  Iztok Vidic  Plant production  Researcher  2005 - 2008  29 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,093 
2.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  65,921 
3.  1421  Scientific research Centre Bistra Ptuj  Ptuj  5844975000  651 
4.  2106  PERUTNINA PTUJ reja perutnine, proizvodnja krmil, perutninskega mesa in izdelkov, trgovina in storitve d.o.o. (Slovene)  Ptuj  5141966  57 
In nature ftingi play a major role, if not the major participant, in the decomposition of ali organic -matter. In region Podravje, especially in the lower part, an agricultural industry is principal branch x>f industry, where, as side products, a various residues of organic matter, which are not ecologicallv dangerous but rather ecologicallv problematic for final disposal, are produced. Such residues are: cakes from grape skins and other fruits, cakes from pressing of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, an enormous quantity of chickens' and pigs' manure, and other material like straw, bran, sawdust and wood residue etc). It is well known that the most important decomposers of inanimate organic matter belong to a group of saprophvtic ftingi, which do not only prosper on dead organic substrate, but numerous species of them also crop receptacles -mushrooms. Majority of them are edible, while some of the also have healing effects. Among fungi, which prosper on various substrates including substrate? - a secondary material - from agricultural industry, in the literature mostly species Pleurotus ostreatus is mentioned. Tvpical representative of fungi that is edible and also with healing effects is species Agaricus Brasiliensis. Further, a wide useful potential of fungi Grifola frondosa is turned to be in medicine, food industry, ecology and in cosmetics. The project will focus primarily on the study of saprophvtic fungi that are grown on substrates of secondary material from agricultural industry and in bioreactors following cultivation on solid substrate, respectively and their further use in food and pharmaceutical means. Further, an adequate classification of ali appropriate solid substrates with respect to their type, quantity and location will be done. Ali selected substrates will be first sterilised in autoclave and then prepared for cultivation by white rot fungi (families: Ganodermas, Grifolas, Tremetes versicolor, Pleurotuses) and brown rot ftingi (families: Agaricus, Lentinus lepideus, Sparassis cispa, Piptoporus betulinus). Cultivation wil! be performed in two ways: (1) on solid substrate in bioreactor and (2) in polyethylene bags filled by above mentioned secondary material from agricultural industry. In order to maximise biologica! efficiency, the conditions for growing mushrooms will be optimised by regulating moisture, temperature, light and ventilation. In addition, quantitative content of immune stimulatory components in successfully grown pharmaceutical mushrooms will be determined.
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