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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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Oxytocin: A myth hormone for oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eous).

Recent studies indicate that increased misuse of Oxytocin (C43H66N12O12S2) injection in fruits and vegetable farming sectors where it is applied either through injection, spraying or with irrigation to plant especially Cucurbits to enlarge their size in short time. Keeping this in mind, various dilutions of Oxytocin viz., 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.5 % v/v were sprayed on the mushroom beds just after the spawn run to evaluate their effect on the yield and biological efficiency of Pleurotus eous. The oxytocin treatments neither minimized the production cycle nor it enhanced mushroom yield in relation to the size of fruit bodies. We do not recommend its use for the production of food commodities because of its health hazards. (See original)


Cited this as: Siddhant O.P. Ukaogo and Ruchira Singh (2016): Oxytocin: A myth hormone for oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eous). National seminar on "Advances in Plant Science Frontier: Development and Environment" organized by Department of Botany, Gandhi Faiz-e-aam College, Shahjahanpur (U.P.). November 26-27, 2016. P.53  (Abstract)


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