Phylogenetic relationships of termitomyces aurantiacus inferred from internal transcribed spacers DNA sequences

Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee, and Kobun Rovina, and Laila Naher, and Kenneth F. Rodrigues, and Md Akhter Uzzaman, (2010) Phylogenetic relationships of termitomyces aurantiacus inferred from internal transcribed spacers DNA sequences. In: Proceedings of the 7th IMT-GT UNINET and The 3rd International PSU-UNS Conferences on Bioscience, 7-8 October 2010, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

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Abstract

Fungus-growing termites cultivate species of the mutualistic basidiomycete genus Termitomyces on a substrate called the fungal comb. Identification of fungal species based on morphological features is complicated, tedious, and prone to errors. As an alternative, nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences consisting of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS1 and ITS2) and 5.8S rDNA were used to identify Malaysian isolates of Termitomyces sp. The morphological characteristics and molecular data indicate that Malaysian Termitomyces isolated is clearly monophyletic and belongs to the Tricholomataceae family. The Malaysian isolates analyzed in this study represent the termite fungus species called T. aurantiacus.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Fungal Comb, Internal Transcribed Spacers, Morphological Feature, Phylogenetic Relationship
Faculty: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 May 2017 06:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2017 06:51
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/5253

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