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    Author(s): Marie Oliver; Randy MolinaJane E.  Smith
    Date: 2009
    Source: Science Findings 118. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
    Publication Series: Science Findings
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    Soil organisms play essential roles in forest health, and truffle fungi are one of the more fascinating groups of these important organisms. After 40 years of specimen collection and study, scientists with Pacific Northwest Research Station have published a report documenting how truffle fungi affect tree survival and growth, perform valuable functions in nutrient cycling and retention, and serve as a major food source for many forest animals.

     

    Based on science by Randy Molina, and Jane Smith

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    Citation

    Oliver, Marie; Molina, Randy; Smith, Jane E. 2009. Ties that bind: Pacific Northwest truffles, trees, and animals in symbiosis. Science Findings 118. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.

    Keywords

    Truffles, fungi, Pacific Northwest, identification, management. Randy Molina, Jane Smith

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