Aug 23, 2011

自由研究が縁でフジマリモを50年間培養 (Aegagropila linnaei var. yamanakaensis)


On August 23, Asahi-Shinbun (Newspaper) reported that a businessman who is living in Tokyo has cultured a freshwater alga, Aegagropila linnaei var. yamanakaensis, in his housing more than 50 years. This species is recorded as an endangered species by Japanese Government. He started its culture when he was elementary school student as the independent research during the summer vacation (summer project). Researcher evaluated his special technique that could achieve more than 50 years.