Good dog: Canine hits paydirt foraging for truffles
Beyond the techniques for foraging afield, scientists are getting involved in the hunt from their labs. "It's an exciting thing to participate in," said Dan Luoma, a world market on this food delicacy." Luoma is an Oregon State University professor of forest micology in FES. He performed a DNA test on the truffle Ilsa found "to verify at the molecular level that it is indeed the right species of truffle," Luoma said.