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Molecular phylogeny of symbiotic basidiomycetes of fungus-growing termites in Thailand and their relationship with the host.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:Y. Taprab, Ohkuma, M., Johjima, T., Maeda, Y., Moriya, S., Inoue, T., Suwanarit, P., Noparatnaraporn, N., Kudo, T.
Journal:Biosci Biotechnol Biochem
Date Published:2002 May
Keywords:Animals, Basidiomycota, DNA, Fungal, Isoptera, Phylogeny, RNA, Ribosomal, Symbiosis, Thailand

Termitomyces-related symbiotic basidiomycetes in the nests of fungus-growing termites (Macrotermitinae) of several genera in Thailand were cultivated and analyzed phylogenetically based on the DNA sequence of nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. The relationships of the symbiotic fungi with host termites and their locality were apparently complex, supporting intricate mechanisms for the termites to acquire the symbionts.

Alternate Journal:Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.
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