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Type: Journal article
Title: Intersporal genetic variation of Gigaspore margarita, a vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, revealed by M13 minisatellite-primed PCR
Author: Zeze, A.
Sulistyowati, E.
Ophel-Keller, K.
Barker, S.
Smith, S.
Citation: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1997; 63(2):676-678
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0099-2240
Abstract: Spores of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal (VAM) fungi contain thousands of nuclei. In order to understand the karyotic structure of a VAM fungus spore, the genetic variation of the first generation of spores from a VAM fungus (Gigaspora margarita) was examined. Spores originating from both single- and multispore inoculations of the species G. margarita were analyzed by M13 minisatellite-primed PCR. In both cases, different fingerprints were obtained from individual spores with few spores exhibiting similar fingerprints. These results can be explained only by a heterokaryotic status of the nuclear population within a spore.
DOI: 10.1128/aem.63.2.676-678.1997
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