Evolutionary dynamics of mating-type loci of Mycosphaerella spp. occurring on banana.

  title={Evolutionary dynamics of mating-type loci of Mycosphaerella spp. occurring on banana.},
  author={Mahdi Arzanlou and Pedro W. Crous and L H Zwiers},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  volume={9 1},
The devastating Sigatoka disease complex of banana is primarily caused by three closely related heterothallic fungi belonging to the genus Mycosphaerella: M. fijiensis, M. musicola, and M. eumusae. Previous phylogenetic work showing common ancestry led us to analyze the mating-type loci of these Mycosphaerella species occurring on banana. We reasoned that this might provide better insight into the evolutionary history of these species. PCR and chromosome-walking approaches were used to clone… CONTINUE READING
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