Analysis to control and monitor a truffle plantation
Mycorrhization status analysis. This indicates the level of truffle colonisation in the host tree and its potential to produce, as well as the levels and relative proportions of other contaminating fungi.
MYCORRHIZA MICROSCOPE ANALYSIS
30€/ sample for field roots
45€/ sample for a whole sapling
MOLECULAR DNA ANALYSIS
40 €/ sample for qualitative PCR
75 €/ sample for quantitative Real Time PCR
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Mycelium quantification using molecular analyses
Molecular analyses are based on quantitative PCR. This technique is harmless to the plantation, and it is simple, as the truffle farmers can gather the necessary soil samples themselves. Once in the laboratory, the truffle is amplified for species identification and compared against a standard curve with known amounts of mycelium. Through an R & D we created curves benchmark for Q. ilex in truffieres of different ages, comparing productive and not productive trees.