Genetic variation of symbiotic fungi cultivated by the macrotermitine termite Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago.

@article{Katoh2002GeneticVO,
  title={Genetic variation of symbiotic fungi cultivated by the macrotermitine termite Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago.},
  author={Hiroshi Katoh and Toru Miura and Keiko Maekawa and Naoya Shinzato and Tadao Matsumoto},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={1565-72}
}
Fungus-growing termites have a mutualistic relationship with their cultivated fungi. To improve understanding of genetic aspects of this relationship, we examined molecular markers in the fungus-growing termite Odontotermes formosanus and its fungi Termitomyces spp. from the Ryukyu Archipelago. Based on the polymorphic band patterns obtained from arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction methods, we constructed cladograms for related colonies of the termites and fungi. The resulting trees… CONTINUE READING