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The soil sampling campaigns end in Spring 2021. The samplings began on May 10 and ended on June 8.

Soil sampling began in January 2021 to check the interaction between truffle mycelium and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in mixed cultures in containers with truffle holm oaks and aromatic plants inoculated with brûlé fungi. The total DNA will be extracted from the soil samples of the 64 containers established with different interaction treatments and the relative amount of truffle mycelium and arbuscular fungi will be determined by qPCR.

Soil samplings corresponding to the Autumn 2020 campaign began on October 19 with the samplings in Lladurs and Montan de Tost (Lleida) and ended on November 18 with the samplings in Moncayo. Despite the Covid restrictions, we have been able to save the campaign. Thank you very much to all!!

The soil samplings corresponding to Fall 2020 will be carried out between October 15 and November 15.

In October 2020, the tests will continue to fine-tune the relative quantification of arbuscular fungi associated with wild burn plants.

On September 1, 2020, the doctoral student Vasiliki Barou joined the research team of the project.

On July 9, 2020, the interaction test between Tuber melanosporum mycelium and MVA fungi was set up under greenhouse conditions corresponding to task 2.5.

On July 4, 2020, the Spring 2020 samplings are completed, which began on May 20 thanks to the collaboration of all the participants in the project.

On June 2, 2020, we were notified of the provisional resolution of pre-doctoral contracts granted to Vasiliki Barou. Congratulations to the doctoral student. We await the final resolution and the incorporation of Vasiliki as of September 2020.

Good news about the Spring 2020 soil samplings. On Wednesday May 20 we started the samplings in Lladurs and Montan de Tost (Lleida). We hope to complete the campaign before the end of June.

On March 16, 2020, the confinement for the COVID-19 pandemic begins. At the moment the soil sampling campaign scheduled for spring 2020 is suspended until trips to the sampling areas can be made. Activities are expected to resume in May-June.

On February 4, 2020, the project is presented within the framework of the Teruel Summer University in Mora de Rubielos (Teruel). The conference is entitled: 'Towards a sustainable truffle farming. The TUBERSYSTEMS 'project.


The week of October 21-25, 2019, the 10th International Workshop of Edible Mycorrhizal fungi (IWEMM10) is held in Suwa City (Nagano, Japan). The researcher Xavier Parladé presents the project within the sustainability session. More information at:


On October 17, 2019, the Interactive Plant Protection Day is held in Mas Bové (IRTA, Tarragona). Among other activities, the TUBERSYSTEMS project is presented.

The Fall 2019 soil samplings are carried out in all the planned locations from October 7 to November 29.

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