Apparent recombination or gene conversion in the ribosomal ITS region of a Flammulina (Fungi, Agaricales) hybrid.

@article{Hughes2001ApparentRO,
  title={Apparent recombination or gene conversion in the ribosomal ITS region of a Flammulina (Fungi, Agaricales) hybrid.},
  author={Karen W Hughes and Ronald H Petersen},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={94-6}
}
Internally transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of ribosomal DNA are widely used in reconstructing phylogenies at lower taxonomic levels (see, e.g., Vilgalys and Sun 1994; Baldwin et al. 1995). Ribosomal genes are tandemly repeated, and the paralogs are usually identical due to a poorly understood process of concerted evolution. Proposed mechanisms of concerted evolution include unequal crossing over (Schlotterer and Tautz 1994) and biased gene conversion (Hillis et al. 1991; Linares, Bowen, and… CONTINUE READING