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Tricholoma matsutake information


Tricholoma matsutake (commonly “Matsutake”) is one of the most economically important edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms in the world. Fruit bodies of T. matsutake develop on “shiro”, namely, mycelial aggregations in association with mycorrhizal roots and soil particles in well-drained and nutrient-poor forest soil. Despite decades of attempts to produce fruiting bodies of T. matsutake, there is still no success in artificial cultivation of those. Recently, the production of wild fruiting bodies of T. matsutake has been drastically decreasing; possibly due to pine wilt disease and/or modern forestry management practices. T. matsutake genome database will provide us useful information on genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics, etc., in order to understand the nature of T. matsutake for its artificial cultivation.


Yasumasa Miyazaki, Takashi Yamanaka, Taisei Kikuchi, Katsuhiko Babasaki
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

Shinya Kaneko
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yuh Shiwa, Mari Shibata-Hatta, Yu Kanesaki, Hirofumi Yoshikawa
Tokyo University of Agriculture
Jun-ichi Nakayama, Kazu Itomi
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

Release information

Genome Contig : 277207
Predicted Gene : 28202
The number of contig with which the gene was predicted : 23130

Another information

# Acknowledgement #
Genome project of Tricholoma matsutake was supported by Research Grants from Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
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