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Advances toward DNA-based identification and phylogeny of North American Armillaria species using elongation factor-1 alpha gene


Ross-Davis, Amy L.; Hanna, John W.; Kim, Mee-Sook; Klopfenstein, Ned B. 2012. Advances toward DNA-based identification and phylogeny of North American Armillaria species using elongation factor-1 alpha gene. Mycoscience. 53: 161-165.

doi: 10.1007/s10267-011-0148-x

The translation elongation factor-1 alpha gene was used to examine the phylogenetic relationships among 30 previously characterized isolates representing ten North American Armillaria species: A. solidipes (=A. ostoyae), A. gemina, A. calvescens, A. sinapina, A. mellea, A. gallica, A. nabsnona, North American biological species X, A. cepistipes, and A. tabescens. The phylogenetic relationships revealed clear separation of all ten North American Armillaria species, with the exception of one A. gallica isolate that perhaps represents an unnamed cryptic species. These results indicate that the elongation factor-1 alpha gene could potentially serve as a diagnostic tool for distinguishing among currently recognized North American biological species of Armillaria.

Keywords: Armillaria root disease, DNA sequencing, phylogenetics, Physalacriaceae, species identification


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Advances toward DNA-based identification and phylogeny of North American Armillaria species using elongation factor-1 alpha gene
Electronic Publish Date: March 21, 2012
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