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Characterisation and identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi species by PCR/RFLP analysis of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS)

Annals of Microbiology (Impact Factor: 1.55). 01/2008; 58(2):341-344. DOI: 10.1007/BF03175340

ABSTRACT The polymerase chain reaction coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PCR/RFLP) was applied to distinguish
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) species from an impacted semiarid soil. The ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region was amplified with the
primers ITS1 and ITS4 and the products of amplification were digested with the restriction enzymes HinfI, MboI and AluI. The
obtained banding pattern, except for the AluI, allowed the distinction at the molecular level of the AMF species:Paraglomus occultum, Glomus mosseae, Glomus intraradices andGlomus etunicatum. The results showed that this technique has a potential to be used as a marker to differentiate AMF species with high phylogenetic
affinity.

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