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How black truffles deal with the jumpers in their genome

Black truffles ( Tuber melanosporum ), also known as Périgord truffles, have a syrupy sweet flavor and are highly prized in haute cuisine. They are fungi that grow on the roots of oak and hazelnut trees, and are the second most expensive truffle species.  The black truffle uses reversible epigenetic processes to regulate its genes, and adapt to changes in its surroundings. The...
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