Confirmation of Fruiting Bodies of Tricholoma matsutake Occurring from Matsutake-infected Pine Trees Using Microsatellite Markers

Kang-Hyeon Ka11,*   Hee-Su Kim2   Jei-Wan Lee1   Yeongseon Jang1   Rhim Ryoo1   

1Department of Forest Bioresources, National Institute of Forest Science, Suwon 16631, Korea
2Forestry Farm, Hongcheon 25128, Korea


Tricholoma matsutake is commercially important wild edible mushroom. The only method for cultivation of T. matsutake has been to use matsutake-infected pine trees. In this study, twenty-one fruiting bodies were collected from the matsutake-infected pine trees in the Hongcheon experimental site in 2020. The fruiting bodies from the existing production area of matsutake-infected pine tree and from its transplantation site were found to be identical through monitoring and analysis of 13 microsatellite markers. Transplanted matsutake-infected pine trees succeeded in fairy-ring formation and matsutake fruiting in 2010 and 2017 to 2020. In conclusion, the matsutake mycelium of transplanted matsutake-infected pine tree originates from the existing matsutake-infected pine tree production.

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Fig. 1. Twenty-one fruiting bodies of occurred from transplanted matsutakeinfected pine trees in Hongcheon experiment site.