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Table 1 Growth characteristics of P. ostreatus cultivated on AFB1-contaminated maize

From: Degradation of aflatoxin B1 from naturally contaminated maize using the edible fungus Pleurotus ostreatus

Growth characteristic AFB1 ng g−1 Strain
Mock N001 Pearl Blue
No. days to colonize 0 N/A 10.0 ± 0.32a 9.4 ± 0.25a 11.0 ± 0.63a
25 N/A 11.2 ± 0.49a 10.0 ± 0.32a 9.8 ± 0.2a
250 N/A 11.6 ± 0.98a 11.4 ± 0.98a 10.0 ± 0.0a
2500 N/A 11.2 ± 0.58a 10.4 ± 0.4a 10.0 ± 0.0a
No. days to maturity 0 N/A 18.6 ± 3.2ab 14.4 ± 0.68a 27.8 ± 2.54a
25 N/A 23.6 ± 4.19ab 14.2 ± 0.74a 28.6 ± 1.12a
250 N/A 25.8 ± 5.47a 13.6 ± 0.25a 24.6 ± 2.29a
2500 N/A 10 ± 0.95b 16.0 ± 0.63a 27.0 ± 2.53a
%BE 0 N/A 21.8 ± 2.94a 26.3 ± 1.46a 23.5 ± 3.45a
25 N/A 19.2 ± 2.1a 23.7 ± 1.4a 26.1 ± 3.73a
250 N/A 21.4 ± 4.51a 24.5 ± 3.41a 19.7 ± 3.44a
2500 N/A 26.7 ± 6.19a 27.5 ± 3.68a 24.7 ± 2.43a
  1. Values represent the mean ± standard error. Values not followed by the same letter within columns of the same category are significantly different (p < 0.05) by Tukey’s HSD