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Black Truffle, a Hermaphrodite with Forced Unisexual Behaviour

Author:
Selosse, Marc-André, Schneider-Maunoury, Laure, Taschen, Elisa, Rousset, François, Richard, Franck
Source:
Trends in microbiology 2017 v.25 no.10 pp. 784-787
ISSN:
0966-842X
Subject:
Tuber melanosporum, females, hermaphroditism, males, parents, sporulation, truffles
Abstract:
The life cycle of the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) includes a mating before sporulation: although the species is hermaphroditic, mating turns out to involve parents with very different features, that mostly behave as male or female only, suggesting that this species undergoes forced dioecism.
Agid:
5711188