Genetic diversity among Indian phytopathogenic isolates of Fusarium semitectum Berkeley and Ravenel
Avinash Ingle, Mahendra Rai
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We report total ten isolates of F. semitectum recovered from different hosts. Identity of these isolates was determined by morphological and cultural characteristics and confirmed by RAPD-PCR analysis using forty random primers. Morphologically all the ten isolates showed similarity, but based on RAPD-PCR analysis, these isolates can be categorized in three groups depending upon similarity co-efficient. Genetic similarity coefficients between pair wise isolates varied from 0.00 to 1.95 based on an unweighted paired group method of arithmetic average (UPGMA) cluster analysis. RAPD-PCR technique can be used as an important tool for the genetic differentiation among isolates of F. semitectum.

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Ingle, A. and Rai, M. (2011) Genetic diversity among Indian phytopathogenic isolates of Fusarium semitectum Berkeley and Ravenel. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2, 142-148. doi: 10.4236/abb.2011.23023.

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