Category Archives: truffles and bacteria

How do truffles feed and get its Nitrogen?


The tree and the truffle form a symbiotic relationship. The tree uses the mycelial web of the fungus as a fishing net that allows it to absorb water and nutrients that by itself can not assimilate or would do it … Continue reading

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Some bacteria and active organic compounds boost truffles mycelium


My partner Dr. Xavier Vilanova just gave a lecture about the new results from a joint research project we do with IRTA in Barcelona. As you´ll see in the embed lecture we tested 8 bacteria strains and 6 organic compounds … Continue reading

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how to manage chlorosis in a truffle orchard?


Most of our truffle plantations in Spain are on poor soils, with low organic matter (1-3%). High pHs block nutrients or creates deficiency on some of them, like iron, zinc, boron, manganese…so it is not surprising when oaks start to show … Continue reading

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Natural vs artificial truffle aromas


Fresh and well crafted truffles has prestige and authenticity, however once preserved, with heat, loses so much. Artificial flavors, however, have become popular and compete with canned truffle, because the aroma is more competitive in price than truffle itself and … Continue reading

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Can truffles reproduce asexually?


Many fungi have besides a sexual phase, another parallel asexual or anamorphic stage, which are able to produce asexual spores or conidia, that may act as dispersion units. These mitotic conidia (simply dividing by mitosis) have been described for Tuber borchii, T. … Continue reading

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what percentage of truffle aroma comes from bacteria?


We’ve talked in the past about the importance of bacteria living on the surface of truffles and how they affect the final flavor of truffles and possibly play a major role in the formation of certain volatile compounds that could … Continue reading

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