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The Tottori Mycological Institute

Purpose of Establishment

The aim of this Institute is to contribute to the development of mycological industry, the improvement of national economy and the promotion of science and culture through conducting survey and research on an increase and profit of valuable mushrooms such as Shiitake mushroom in the natural circulation system, and basic research on fungi centered on mushrooms.

Main Activities

  • Basic research areas on the investigation of biological functions of fungus and mashroom resources and the advanced use
  • Research on breeding and cultivation for improving the productive ability and adding high value to edible mushrooms such as Shiitake mushroom
  • Research on cultivation, management and marketing of Shiitake mushroom

History

1959.04 Mycological Institute (consisting of 3 laboratories) was established in Tomiyasu, Tottori-shi. Professor Naohide Hiratsuka of Tokyo University of Education was installed Director of Institute.
1961.11 The first issue of Research Reports of Mycological Institute was published.
1966.09 The institute was authorized by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry as a research organization, based on No.2 of Article 9 of the enforcement order of the Forest Law with the 1028 notice of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
1972.10 Mycological Institute (consisting of 3 divisions and 9 laboratories) was moved and newly constructed in Kokoge, Tottori-shi (the vacant lot of the government of Heian Period).
1959.04 The Institute was authorized by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture as a research organization, based on the rule of No.7 of 3rd clause of Article 19 of the enforcement order of Japan Scholarship Foundation.
1988.10 The Institute was authorized by the Science and Technology Ages an acceptance organization of Science and Technology Agency Fellowship.
1994.11 Yasuyuki Hiratsuka, Chief Researcher of Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, was installed as Director of the Institute.
1998.01 The system of laboratory and study room was abolished and the system of project was adopted.
1999.04 This Foundation and Tottori University made an agreement on the cooperation for education and research with Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, and United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences was established within Mycological Institute.
1999.07 Mycological Institute was authorized by the Science and Technology Agency as an acceptance organization of Science Technology Agency Fellowship.
2012.08 Agreement for cooperative research was established between Tottori mycological Institute and National Research Institute of Amazon in Brasil.

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