last year we wrote in this Blog about the several Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that truffles synthesize and how all these VOCs can form the specific aroma of a truffle but also they are used as a communication tool with other organisms in the soil.
Now a new paper on truffle DNA show us how the truffle genetic has it’s major rule in the synthesis of these VOCs, more than the host tree that lives associated with or the soil where it fruits.
References: R. Splivallo et al. Intraspecific genotypic variability determines concentrations of key truffle volatiles. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04077.x
You can download the full paper at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04077.x/pdf
All the best,