About :

The center which is the first in the field of fungi was established, as a unit depending on our rectorate, with 05.10.1989 dated decision of the Board of Higher Education. The center carries out all kinds of research about fungi. Our primary aim is to reveal the list of fungi in Turkey about this, studies for build-up KONYA FUNGARIUM and to protect the biological wealth is done. Studies on Konya Fungarium is quite advanced. Fungarium, that has been in service, shows the effect in the service area to enriched day by day in terms of the number of taxa. Our Fungarium constitutes a serious source for both graduate students' training and Master's and Doctoral students' researches. Both from our university and from outside of Konya universities, the students who come with the aim of sustain the studies of Masters and Doctoral are benefited from fungarium. Until now, about 3000 fungi species belong to 162 genus, 65 familia, 19 ordo, 7 classis, 2 divisio, have been diagnosed in there. The fungarium software program is d thus materials of fungarium are able to access easily on the computer environment. Also, the center answers requests from health organizations. The information is given about the identification of fungus species and active ingredient which causes mushroom poisoning and helped the treatment. Identifications and controls of traded fungi are done by our center and given reports. The center continues to work for cooperating of mushroom cultivation in our country. All kinds of advice about cultivation are given to anyone who wants to produce culture mushrooms. In addition, THE JOURNAL OF FUNGUS which is the bureaucratic formalities have been completed and entered broadening and has scientific refereed is an interest of researchers. Also, it is the first and only scientific journal about this issue in Turkey. All journal procedures are performed on web media. We think it would be helpful to the world of science and scientists....



Mission :

To answer the questions about fungus, to work for the development of mushroom cultivation, to ensure protection of people from mushroom poisoning, to present social, economic and commercial activities about mycology, to organize courses on mushroom cultivation, to generate fungarium, to generate Mushroom Application and Research Center, to edit journal of mushroom, to support undergraduate and graduate studies, to organize courses, panels, seminars, symposia and congresses on mycology....



Vision :

To lead of studies about mycology, to list macrofungi of Turkey, to identify edible and poisonous macrofungi, to work on mushroom poisoning, to help doctors, to ensure to have a database about mycology in our country, to provide added value to the national economy, to become an arbiter about mycology studies....