New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 24, 2016

New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

Rosanne Healy

In a newly published study, Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and colleagues detected eight truffle species (genus Tuber), including a brand new species previously unknown to science, in the root communities of some of our trees. To honor the location of its discovery, the truffle has been named Tuber arnoldianum. abstract» Read more in the Boston Globe.

Continue reading


Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 3, 2016

Fungi colonization of nonnative plants

Stacey Leicht-Young (2013 Putnam Fellow), Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and Peter Del Tredici (Senior Scientist Emeritus) collaborated on a project to examine the associations of nonnative plants with the native fungal community in the field. They found that Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. or Oriental bittersweet is colonized by native endomycorrhizal fungi, potentially aiding the ability of oriental bittersweet to move into new landscapes. abstract »

Continue reading