A qPCR assay that specifically quantifies Tricholoma matsutake biomass in natural soil

@article{Yamaguchi2016AQA,
  title={A qPCR assay that specifically quantifies Tricholoma matsutake biomass in natural soil},
  author={Muneyoshi Yamaguchi and Maki Narimatsu and Toru Fujita and Masataka Kawai and Hisayasu Kobayashi and Akira Ohta and Akiyoshi Yamada and Norihisa Matsushita and Hitoshi Neda and Tomoko Shimokawa and Hitoshi Murata},
  journal={Mycorrhiza},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={847-861}
}
Tricholoma matsutake is an ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete that produces prized, yet uncultivable, “matsutake” mushrooms along densely developed mycelia, called “shiro,” in the rhizosphere of coniferous forests. Pinus densiflora is a major host of this fungus in Japan. Measuring T. matsutake biomass in soil allows us to determine the kinetics of fungal growth before and after fruiting, which is useful for analyzing the conditions of the shiro and its surrounding mycorrhizosphere, predicting… CONTINUE READING