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Howard Cash

Truffle spores are spread by voles that eat the truffles and excrete the spores elsewhere. I wonder if the unique "truffle-ome" bacteria are closely related to the gut microbiome of voles?

Elio replies:

To tell the truth, I have no idea. I imagine that by now even the voles' gut microbiome has been looked at. Everything else has been. But in this case, the bacteria would have to travel from the truffles to the voles, not vice versa.

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