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Truffle hunting in Oregon
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. 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.