Differences in population structure of the anther smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum on two closely related host species, Silene latifolia and S. dioica.

@article{Bucheli2001DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in population structure of the anther smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum on two closely related host species, Silene latifolia and S. dioica.},
  author={Erika Bucheli and Barbara Gautschi and Jacqui Anne Shykoff},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={285-94}
}
We investigated the genetic population structure of the sexually transmitted plant pathogen, the fungus Microbotryum violaceum, on the two closely related host species Silene latifolia and S. dioica using microsatellite markers. We found strong deviations from Hardy-Weinberg expectations, with significant heterozygote deficiency in almost all populations. Fungal strains from the two host species were differentiated, and these host races differed in amount of variation within populations and… CONTINUE READING