Soil Biology

Desert Truffles

Phylogeny, Physiology, Distribution and Domestication

Editors: Kagan-Zur, V., Roth-Bejerano, N., Sitrit, Y., Morte, A. (Eds.)

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Desert truffles are found in every known desert, irrespective of the habitat – cool or hot, loamy or acidic, sandy or heavy soil – the only common condition seems to be a limited supply of water. In contrast to ‘true’ truffles, desert truffles have evolved over time in different families, mainly within the order Pezizales. While in some arid areas, desert truffles have been traditionally used as food, in most regions interest has only recently been increasing, and truffles are now treasured for their nutritional value, as an income source and for research.

This volume gives a comprehensive overview of the phylogeny, biology, mycorrhizal association, and distribution of desert truffles, their use, biochemical and medicinal properties, as well as their domestication and cultivation.

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“This new book is very wide-ranging. … The editors are to be commended for bringing so many researchers together to produce such a wide-ranging and authoritative synthesis, which will surely be the key reference work in desert truffles, in the Mediterranean region particularly, for some decades.” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 4 (1), December, 2013)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Desert Truffles
Book Subtitle
Phylogeny, Physiology, Distribution and Domestication
Editors
  • Varda Kagan-Zur
  • Nurit Roth-Bejerano
  • Yaron Sitrit
  • Asunción Morte
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40096-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40096-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40095-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52276-9
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 397
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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