Biologist Nicholas Bergius studying matsutake mushrooms could not come to Sakhalin to conduct research, because of the high cost of tickets and the lack of seats on direct flights Moscow – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The matsutake mushrooms are extremely rare in the world and not amenable to cultivation. In Asia, this mushroom is well known and appreciated along with truffles. In Japan, this species grows in centuries-old groves of red pine, its mycelium forms a symbiosis with the roots. In October last year edition “Sakhalin media reported the discovery of these medicinal mushrooms in Sakhalin, and in unusual conditions in larch forests. Swedish biologist who leads on these mushrooms blog, want the next mushroom season to come to Russia and study this phenomenon. However, in his way was a problem of plane tickets.
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“Unfortunately, I won’t be able this year to visit Sakhalin. The main problem is to find cheap flight tickets for direct flights. Next year I will start to worry about buying tickets in advance in the spring. All the best, your Nicholas Bergius”, – quotes SakhalinMedia the explanations of the researcher.
Earlier, matsutake found in the pine forests of Western Siberia. Swedish biologist visited in Surgut, where he studied space and the growth of these fungi.
The name “matsutake” means “pine mushroom, these mushrooms have a delicate aroma of pine resin and cinnamon. Fruit body, matsutake is almost entirely in land, and in the collection they have to dig like truffle. The hat reaches a diameter of 20 cm
Matsutake grow in Asia and North America. In Japan there is a temple, Iwaizumi, matsutake, and in the Himalayas in August have a holiday devoted to the beginning of the mushroom season. In the East, these mushrooms are considered useful, adopt them to improve immunity, lower cholesterol, prevent cancer and diabetes. Matsutake in its appearance and properties resemble Sakhalin mushrooms that grow in spruce forests. In 1999, Nicholas Bergius and his Swedish colleague Danelly through the analysis proved that the Swedish and Japanese nauseosum Tricholoma Tricholoma matsutake is one form that has enabled Sweden to open the export of these fungi in Asia.