The rpb2 gene represents a viable alternative molecular marker for the analysis of environmental fungal communities.

@article{Vetrovsk2016TheRG,
  title={The rpb2 gene represents a viable alternative molecular marker for the analysis of environmental fungal communities.},
  author={Tom{\'a}s Vetrovsk{\'y} and Miroslav Kolař{\'i}k and Lucia Žif{\vc}{\'a}kov{\'a} and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Zelenka and Petr Baldrian},
  journal={Molecular ecology resources},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={388-401}
}
Although the commonly used internal transcribed spacer region of rDNA (ITS) is well suited for taxonomic identification of fungi, the information on the relative abundance of taxa and diversity is negatively affected by the multicopy nature of rDNA and the existence of ITS paralogues. Moreover, due to high variability, ITS sequences cannot be used for phylogenetic analyses of unrelated taxa. The part of single-copy gene encoding the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (rpb2) was thus… CONTINUE READING
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