Mycorrhiza

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Forty years of inoculating seedlings with truffle fungi: past and future perspectives

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Abstract

The first commercialization of seedlings inoculated with truffle fungi occurred in 1973. Over the last 40 years, considerable progress has been made relative to quality control for inoculated seedlings. A recently published paper by Andrés-Alpuente and colleagues (Mycorrhiza 24:29–37, 2014) reviewed and tested the different methods of mycorrhization assessment currently used in Europe. The aim of this paper is to augment their findings by adding information to the discussion about the most important steps in seedling quality control. Additionally, the history of seedlings inoculated with truffles, procedures currently used in France for seedling control quality, and a reflection on future research aimed at increasing truffle production will be presented.

Keywords

Controlled mycorrhization Truffle Seedling quality control 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UMR1136 INRA, Interactions Arbres/Micro-organismes, Laboratory of Excellence ARBRE, INRA NancyUniversité de LorraineChampenouxFrance

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