By: IDFOREST

Mycorrhizas appear on trees inoculated with summer truffle (Tuber aestivum)

On February 6, 2020, within Action C1 of the LIFE Regenerate project, the ID Forest team - Biotecnología Forestal Aplicada, S.L. collected samples of mycorrhizas in the trees inoculated in 2018 with Tuber aestivum (white summer truffle). Samples were taken to the laboratory and this partner could verify by microscopy that mycorrhizas of Tuber aestivum had already been formed. This first evidence is a great step towards the future production of this appreciated hypogeous fungi. This is because the application of new biotechnological techniques in inoculations served to fight the difficulty of mycorrhization in adult trees, in a climate and soil far from the optimum edaphoclimatic characteristics of this truffle specie.