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Trouble with truffles

Long-feared Chinese species infiltrates Italian soil

2:47pm, May 2, 2008

A Chinese truffle with a reputation as a takeover artist has turned up growing in the soil of an Italian truffle plantation.

“We dreaded it, and it has happened!” Claude Murat of the University of Torino in Italy and his colleagues write in an upcoming paper in New Phytologist.

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