Morphological, ontogenetic and molecular characterization of Scutellospora reticulata (Glomeromycota). Mycol Res

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Mycological Research (Impact Factor: 2.81). 07/2005; 109(Pt 6):697-706. DOI: 10.1017/S0953756205002546
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The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus Scutellospora reticulata (CNPAB11) was characterized using morphological, ontogenetic and molecular approaches. Spore ontogenesis was studied using Ri T-DNA transformed carrot roots and observations were compared with those published for eight other, pot-cultured, Scutellospora species. The sporogenesis of S. reticulata exhibited an unreported pattern of outer spore wall differentiation. In addition, Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE), targeting the V9 region of the SSU nrDNA, was used to differentiate S. reticulata from 16 other Scutellospora species and results were confirmed by sequencing analysis. Phylogenetic analyses, using nearly full length SSU nrDNA sequences, grouped S. reticulata in a cluster together with S. cerradensis and S. heterogama, species that share similar spore wall organization and also possess ornamented external walls. PCR-DGGE and sequence analysis revealed intragenomic SSU nrDNA polymorphisms in four out of six Scutellospora species tested, and demonstrated that SSU nrDNA intragenomic polymorphism could be used as a marker to differentiate several closely related Scutellospora species.

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    • "An advantage of using root organ culture as a system is that both symbionts (AM and host root) are grown and easily maintained on a defined medium, allowing nondestructive in vivo observations over long periods of time (de Souza and Berbara 1999). The system has afforded studies on organization and development of mycelium (Bago et al. 1998a), sporulation dynamics (Declerck et al. 2001, 2004; Voets et al. 2009; Ijdo et al. 2011), and spore ontogeny (de Souza et al. 2005). Further potential uses of the system are the production of pure and concentrated inoculum, and contaminant-free fungal tissues for genetic and physiological studies. "
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    • "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi have been classified within the classic life-history strategies 'r–K' on the basis of sporulation traits (De Souza et al. 2005; Ijdo et al. 2010; Verbruggen and Kiers 2010). While the AMF of the Gigasporaceae (with the gigasporoid morphotype) produce few and large spores within a long life cycle, and tend "
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