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Secret Sex Life of Truffles (The)

Reference

6298

Duration

00:05:37

Production year

2016

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Nicolas BAKER

Summary

Prices for a black truffle can exceed €1000 a kilogram, especially because this highly-sought after fungus—a gastronomic delicacy—still resists domestication. Researchers are trying to understand its particularly complex sexuality and the differences in lifestyles between a mother, who shelters the spores that we eat and a father who fertilizes her, without ever revealing himself... (Abstract from the CNRS Journal)

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