THE DESERT TRUFFLE TERFEZIA CLAVERYI CHATIN IMPROVES THE GROWTH OF ALEPPO PINE IN AXENIC CONDITIONSDIB S. AND FORTAS Z.
The study is about Aleppo pine, which is a very important forest plant species in Algeria. We present the preliminary results of mycorrhizal synthesis under axenic conditions between an edible mushroom called terfez (Terfezia claveryi Chatin) and a pine species (Pinus halepensis Miller). The results show that mycorhization by terfez improves the growth of Aleppo pine. The presence of terfez hyphae is observed, without typical organization, in cortical cells of pine seedlings.