The Forest Microbiology Research Division conducts both basic and applicable studies on microorganisms associated with a variety of forest resources, such as symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi, wood-decay fungi, phytomicrobiome communities, and mushrooms.
Development of holobiome research that interprets interaction among host plants - microorganisms - environment based on omics information such as genomes.
Functional characterization of useful microbial resources
Development of disease-free Gastrodia elata seed tuber production techniques
Development of disease-free seed tuber production method and highly-functional breeding material in Gastrodia elata.
Developing technology for the cultivation of new varieties and stable production of Lentinula edodes, and researching the artificial cultivation of mycorrhizal mushrooms.
Development of new varieties and cultivation techniques for shiitake mushroom
Artificial cultivation of pine mushrooms using matsutake-infected pine seedlings
Isolation and application of useful microorganisms