Asexual fungus Verticillium dahliae is potentially heterothallic

  title={Asexual fungus Verticillium dahliae is potentially heterothallic},
  author={Toshiyuki Usami and Mizuho Itoh and Yoshimiki Amemiya},
  journal={Journal of General Plant Pathology},
Verticillium dahliae, a soilborne plant pathogen, causes wilt disease in many important crops. We reported previously that the mating type gene MAT1-2-1 is spread to isolates of this asexual fungus. However, we did not determine whether V. dahliae is homothallic or heterothallic because the opposite mating type gene, MAT1-1-1, had not been identified. In the present study, we identified the MAT1-1-1 gene from an isolate lacking MAT1-2-1 and the mating type idiomorphs of V. dahliae. Each isolate… CONTINUE READING
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