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Black Truffle, a Hermaphrodite with Forced Unisexual Behaviour
- Selosse, Marc-André, Schneider-Maunoury, Laure, Taschen, Elisa, Rousset, François, Richard, Franck
- Trends in microbiology 2017 v.25 no.10 pp. 784-787
- Tuber melanosporum, females, hermaphroditism, males, parents, sporulation, truffles
- 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.