Low gene copy number shows that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inherit genetically different nuclei

  title={Low gene copy number shows that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inherit genetically different nuclei},
  author={M. Hijri and I. Sanders},
  • M. Hijri, I. Sanders
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are ancient asexually reproducing organisms that form symbioses with the majority of plant species, improving plant nutrition and promoting plant diversity. Little is known about the evolution or organization of the genomes of any eukaryotic symbiont or ancient asexual organism. Direct evidence shows that one AMF species is heterokaryotic; that is, containing populations of genetically different nuclei. It has been suggested, however, that the genetic… CONTINUE READING
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