The antioxidant activity of extracts of the mycelium and the culture fluid of medicinal macromycetes of Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm. genus


  • Liubov V. Regeda M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Nina A. Bisko M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Nina V. Gurinovych M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine



mycology, Pholiota, strain, vegetative mycelium, antioxidant activity


Aim. To determine the value of the antioxidant activity of the biomass and culture fluid extracts of strains of seven species of Pholiota genus: P. adiposa, P. alnicola, P. aurivella, P. limonella, P. nameko, P. squarrosa, P. subochracea, which stored in the Mushroom Culture Collection (IBK) of the M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Materials and methods. The antioxidant properties of the biomass and culture fluid extracts of strains of Pholiota genus were determined by the method of Elfahri et al. using DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl). Mycelia of the strains studied were grown by the surface method on a liquid glucose-pepton-yeast medium. The culture fluid was separated from the mycelial biomass by filtration through a capron filter. The absorption of methanol extracts of the culture fluid and the biomass of the strains studied was measured at 517 nm on a SF 46 LOMO spectrophotometer.
Results and discussion. Comparing the data obtained we can conclude that the antioxidant effect is significantly higher in the case of methanol biomass extracts – the indicators ranged from 65.98 ± 0.98 % (P. nameko) to 83.6 ± 1.4 % (P. alnicola). As for the culture fluid extracts, the maximum values were recorded in the case of P. limonella (38.3 ± 1.14 %), and the minimum values were observed for P. subochracea (7.37 ± 0.46 %).
Conclusions. For the first time, the value and limits of variation in the antioxidant activity of the biomass (65-83 %) and culture fluid extracts (7.4-38 %) have been determined for strains of medicinal fungal species P. adiposa, P. alnicola, P. aurivella, P. limonella, P. nameko, P. squarrosa, P. subochracea.


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Regeda, L. V.; Bisko, N. A.; Gurinovych, N. V. The Antioxidant Activity of Extracts of the Mycelium and the Culture Fluid of Medicinal Macromycetes of Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm. Genus. J. Org. Pharm. Chem. 2021, 19, 47-53.



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