These authors contributed equally to this work.
Morphological and molecular typing of the below-ground fungal community in a natural Tuber magnatum truffle-ground
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2006
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume 245, Issue 2, pages 307–313, April 2005
How to Cite
Murat, C., Vizzini, A., Bonfante, P. and Mello, A. (2005), Morphological and molecular typing of the below-ground fungal community in a natural Tuber magnatum truffle-ground. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 245: 307–313. doi: 10.1016/j.femsle.2005.03.019
Edited by G.M. Gadd
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2006
- Received 13 December 2004, Revised 18 February 2005, Accepted 14 March 2005
- Tuber magnatum;
- Ectomycorrhizae identification;
The aims of the work were to elucidate the distribution of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Tuber magnatum Pico during its symbiotic stage, and to identify the root-associated fungi in a natural truffle-ground located in North Italy. Ectomycorrhizal root tips were harvested in the truffle ground, sorted in morphotypes and analyzed by ITS. Morphological and molecular analyses revealed that (i) T. magnatum mycorrhizae were rare and independent on the fruitbody productions and (ii) the dominant fungal species belonged to Thelephoraceae, followed by Tuberaceae and Sebacinaceae.