is a type of sweet truffles that predominantly form ectomycorrhizae with . It is also worthy of artificial cultivation. This is the first report on characteristics of mycelial growth and enzyme
activities of collected from forest in Korea. showed the highest mycelial growth
when cultured on potato dextrose agar (PDA) at 30ºC or in modified Melin-Norkran’s liquid medium (pH 8.0). The biomass of
was higher in liquid medium containing nitrate-nitrogen than ammonium-nitrogen by 1.8 fold. The mycelia of showed both carboxymethylcellulase and laccase activities on solid media for enzyme screening.