Pleurotus ostreatus

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  • Pleurotus ostreatus is an efficient producer of extracellular enzymes, such as laccases (Lacs; EC and he basidiomycete Pleurotus ostreatus is an efficient producer of manganese peroxidases (MnPs; EC, which are notable for their application in multiple industrial and biotechnological processes. It has a special relevance in agroindustry due to its worldwide cultivation for mushroom production, and it has also been studied for its nutritional and medicinal value.[1]
  • Common Name: oyster mushroom
  • NCBI Taxonomy


  1. Castanera R, López-Varas L, Pisabarro AG, Ramírez L. Validation of Reference Genes for Transcriptional Analyses in Pleurotus ostreatus by Using Reverse Transcription-Quantitative PCR. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Jun 15;81(12):4120-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00402-15. Epub 2015 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 25862220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4524153.