Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus

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Pleurotus ostreatus, the oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom. It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. It is related to the similarly cultivated king oyster mushroom. Oyster mushrooms can also be used industrially for mycoremediation purposes.

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  1. (c) Niels, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/28199820
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurotus_ostreatus

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