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Pleurotus ostreatus (P. ostreatus) is one of the most consumed mushrooms worldwide due to its high nutritional value, coupled with this, different properties have been attributed to it, among which the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity stand out. The objective of this work is to carry out a general review with information consulted in databases such as Web of Science, Dialnet, Scielo, Redalyc, and Pubmed, where trials of the antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activities of extracts of P. ostreatus are addressed. The metabolites of this fungus have been found to have a high inhibition rate against different strains, in addition to reducing the percentage of free radicals in the in vitro tests carried out.


Pleurotus ostreatus, antimicrobial properties, antioxidant properties, phytochemicals, crude extracts.

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CRUZ, C. P.-, MARTÍNEZ, B. G. V.-, SANTIAGO, A. D. P.-, MEDINA, M. A. S.-, & MONTALVO, I. A. G.-. (2020). ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF Pleurotus ostreatus. Journal of Biology and Nature, 12(1), 47-56. Retrieved from
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