fungal micro-satellites

"David Brayford ", IMI D.BRAYFORD at
Fri Nov 15 04:56:20 EST 1996

There have been several papers using simple-sequence-repeat primers or 
probes [e.g. (CAG)8] to fingerprint fungi.  For example, check out:
Weising et al. (1991). pp. 313-329. In:  DNA fingerprinting: Approaches and 
Applications.  ed. T. Burke et al., Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland. 
Epplen et al. (1991). pp. 50-69. loc. cit.
Meyer et al. (1991) Current Genetics 19: 239-242. [Penicillium, Aspergillus, 
Meyer et al. (1992) Current Genetics 21: 27-30.  [Trichoderma]
De Scenzo & Harrington (1994). Phytopathology 84: 534-540. [Heterobasidion, 
Schlick et al. (1994). Current Genetics 26: 74-78. [Trichoderma mutants]
Brayford (1996). Sydowia 48: 163-183. [Fusarium.  Ooops, sorry, I had to 
slip that one in!]

There's also a nice paper by Groppe et al. (1995). [Appl. Env. Microbiol. 
61: 3943-3949], reporting a microsatellite marker in Epichloe and the 
occurrence of such repeated sequences in Genbank and EMBL databases, 
suggesting that microsatellites are indeed common in fungal genomes.

If anyone else has references on fungal microsatellites, especially 
reporting VNTR primers, I'd also be interested to hear about them.

Dave Brayford
International Mycological Institute
d.brayford at

To: mycology
Subject: fungal micro-satellites
Date: 14 November 1996 9:58

Could anyone tell me if anyone has found micro-satellites in fungi????

Thank you very much and have a great day!!!!!!!!

Rodney Earl Pettway

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