Coprinus cinereus as a model organism
 This fungus grows easly in defined media and produces mushrooms, fruiting bodies, within 10 days. We are studying hyphal growth and morphogenesis of fruiting body, genetically and molecularly.
Our lab welcomes graduate students from abroad.
Okayama-7 strain was used for the genome project in the Broad Institute. This strain is a monokaryotic strain that was isolated by Dr. Moore as a progeny from 5026+5132 dikaryotic strain, which was sent by Dr. Kamada and Dr. Takemaru of Okayama University, Japan, in 1970’s.
Hajime Muraguchi
 Conjugate division of nuclei
Coprinus cinereus (Coprinopsis cinerea)