Researchers at USAL seek to improve the production of boletus in Castile & Leon

The CIBABOL project is aimed at helping to market rockrose plants injected with Boletus.

Researchers in the Department of Microbiology and Genetics of the University of Salamanca are participating in the CIBABOL project with the goal of improving the production of boletus in Castile & Leon.

The research, carried out in conjunction with the University of Leon, the Institute for Natural Resources and Agrobiology   (IRNASA), Bioenergy and Technological Development and the Institute of Restoration and Environment, forms part of the call made by Retos Colaboración 2014-2017.

As the article in La Gaceta points out, they are analysing different soil bacteria that can improve mycorrhization, such that fungi and bacteria can be detected without the need for isolation by using metagenomic techniques. The Town Council of Rabanales (Zamora) has collaborated with the researchers, directed by Prof. Encarna Velázquez, by providing plots of ground for the study and the experiments, as well as for the collection of fungus-producing rockrose plants that serve to isolate the bacterial strains and the existing ectomycorrhizae of the genus Boletus.

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