True Truffle (Tuber spp.) in the World

Soil Ecology, Systematics and Biochemistry

  • Alessandra Zambonelli
  • Mirco Iotti
  • Claude Murat

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Phylogeny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory M. Bonito, Matthew E. Smith
      Pages 3-18
    3. Juan Chen, Claude Murat, Peter Oviatt, Yongjin Wang, François Le Tacon
      Pages 19-32
    4. Virginie Molinier, Martina Peter, Ulrich Stobbe, Simon Egli
      Pages 33-47
    5. Zsolt Merényi, Torda Varga, Zoltán Bratek
      Pages 49-68
    6. Gian Maria Niccolò Benucci, Andrea Gógán Csorbai, Leonardo Baciarelli Falini, Giorgio Marozzi, Edoardo Suriano, Nicola Sitta et al.
      Pages 69-86
    7. Claudia Riccioni, Andrea Rubini, Beatrice Belfiori, Gianluigi Gregori, Francesco Paolocci
      Pages 87-103
    8. Enrico Lancellotti, Mirco Iotti, Alessandra Zambonelli, Antonio Franceschini
      Pages 105-124
    9. Rosanne Healy, Gregory M. Bonito, Matthew E. Smith
      Pages 125-136
  3. The Abiotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Benoît Jaillard, Daniel Oliach, Pierre Sourzat, Carlos Colinas
      Pages 169-190
    3. Gilberto Bragato, Žaklina S. Marjanović
      Pages 191-209
    4. Christophe Robin, Noémie Goutal-Pousse, François Le Tacon
      Pages 211-231
    5. François Le Tacon, Yongjin Wang, Noémie Goutal-Pousse
      Pages 233-245
  4. The Biotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Javier Parladé, Herminia De la Varga, Joan Pera
      Pages 249-266
    3. Milan Gryndler
      Pages 267-281
    4. Giovanni Pacioni, Marco Leonardi
      Pages 283-299
    5. Elena Barbieri, Paola Ceccaroli, Deborah Agostini, Sabrina Donati Zeppa, Anna Maria Gioacchini, Vilberto Stocchi
      Pages 301-317
    6. Cristina Menta, Stefania Pinto
      Pages 319-331
    7. Claudio Ratti, Mirco Iotti, Alessandra Zambonelli, Federica Terlizzi
      Pages 333-349
  5. Spore Dispersal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Alexander Urban
      Pages 353-373
    3. Federica Piattoni, Francesca Ori, Antonella Amicucci, Elena Salerni, Alessandra Zambonelli
      Pages 375-389
  6. Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Richard Splivallo, Laura Culleré
      Pages 393-407
    3. Antonella Amicucci, Marselina Arshakyan, Paola Ceccaroli, Francesco Palma, Giovanni Piccoli, Roberta Saltarelli et al.
      Pages 409-426
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-436

About this book


This book focuses on the taxonomic diversity of the genus Tuber as economically important truffles. In contributions by internationally respected scientists, it examines truffle systematics, interactions with abiotic and biotic environments, strategies for spore dispersal, and molecular processes in truffles. Topics discussed include: evolutionary theories and phylogeny of Tuber species from Asia, Europe and North-America; the influence of climate on the natural distribution of Tuber species and fruiting body production, soil characteristics and vegetation in natural habitats; tools for tracing truffles in soil, host diversity, truffle inhabiting fungi and truffle-associated bacteria; and the relationships of small mammals and wild boars with truffles, as well as the smell of truffles.
This book offers a valuable reference guide for all researchers working in the fields of mycology, ecology and the soil sciences, and will also be useful for farmers and foresters interested in truffle cultivation worldwide.


Ectomycorrhizal symbionts Tuber magnatum Spore dispersal Truffle aroma Fungi proteomics Fungal communities Mycelium

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Zambonelli
    • 1
  • Mirco Iotti
    • 2
  • Claude Murat
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Life, Health and Environmental SciencesUniversity of L’Aquila L’Aquila Italy
  3. 3.Interactions Arbres-Microorganismes Lab of Excellence ARBREINRA, Université de LorraineChampenouxFrance

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