Stimulation with low-intensity laser light of basidiospore germination and growth of monokaryotic isolates in the medicinal mushroom Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae)
Poyedynok, N.L.; Potemkina, J.V.; Buchalo, A.S.; Negriyko, A.M.; Grygansky, A.P.
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 2(4): 339-342
ISSN/ISBN: 1521-9437 Accession: 003944672
Spore prints of H. erinaceus strains He2, He6 and He13, differing significantly in the percentage of germination (He2, 1.4 x 10-4%; He6, 1.3 x 10-1%; and He13, 9.6%), were subjected to red laser irradiation (632.8 nm) at 45, 230 and 650 mJ/cm2 before germination in Petri dishes incubated at 26 degrees. Germinated basidiospores were transferred individually into test tubes for mycelial growth analysis.