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The black truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vittad.) is an important natural resource due to its relevance as a delicacy in gastronomy. Different aspects of this hypogeous fungus species have been studied, including population genetics of French and Italian distribution ranges. Although those studies include some Spanish populations, this is the first time that(More)
Owners of black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) plantations are concerned about the persistence of its mycorrhizas and mycelium in the soil, especially until the appearance of the “truffle burn” areas and the triggering of sporocarp production, at least 5–7 years after planting truffle-inoculated seedlings. During this period, the farmer does not know whether(More)
The quality of seedlings colonized by Tuber melanosporum is one of the main factors that contributes to the success or failure of a truffle crop. Truffle cultivation has quickly grown in European countries and elsewhere, so a commonly shared seedling evaluation method is needed. Five evaluation methods are currently published in the literature: three are(More)
This study assessed and optimized an in vivo method to evaluate the levels of susceptibility/resistance in fruit from the EEAD-CSIC peach germplasm to an isolate of Monilinia laxa (Aderhold & Ruhland) Honey from peach. A total of four commercial cultivars and six genotypes, descendants of three families, of peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] were(More)
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