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    Author(s): R. Henrik Nilsson; Kevin D. Hyde; Julia Pawłowska; Martin Ryberg; Leho Tedersoo; Anders Bjørnsgard Aas; Siti A. Alias; Artur Alves; Cajsa Lisa Anderson; Alexandre Antonelli; A. Elizabeth Arnold; Barbara Bahnmann; Mohammad Bahram; Johan Bengtsson-Palme; Anna Berlin; Sara Branco; Putarak Chomnunti; Asha Dissanayake; Rein Drenkhan; Hanna Friberg; Tobias Guldberg Frøslev; Bettina Halwachs; Martin Hartmann; Beatrice Henricot; Ruvishika Jayawardena; Ari Jumpponen; Håvard Kauserud; Sonja Koskela; Tomasz Kulik; Kare Liimatainen; Björn D. Lindahl; Daniel Lindner; Jian-Kui Liu; Sajeewa Maharachchikumbura; Dimuthu Manamgoda; Svante Martinsson; Maria Alice Neves; Tuula Niskanen; Stephan Nylinder; Olinto Liparini Pereira; Danilo Batista Pinho; Teresita M. Porter; Valentin Queloz; Taavi Riit; Marisol Sánchez-García; Filipe de Sousa; Emil Stefańczyk; Mariusz Tadych; Susumu Takamatsu; Qing Tian; Dhanushka Udayanga; Martin Unterseher; Zheng Wang; Saowanee Wikee; Jiye Yan; Ellen Larsson; Karl-Henrik Larsson; Urmas Kõljalg; Kessy Abarenkov
    Date: 2014
    Source: Fungal Diversity
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Plant pathogenic fungi are a large and diverse assemblage of eukaryotes with substantial impacts on natural ecosystems and human endeavours. These taxa often have complex and poorly understood life cycles, lack observable, discriminatory morphological characters, and may not be amenable to in vitro culturing. As a result, species identification is frequently difficult. Molecular (DNA sequence) data have emerged as crucial information for the taxonomic identification of plant pathogenic fungi, with the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region being the most popular marker.

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    Nilsson, R. Henrik; Hyde, Kevin D.; Pawłowska, Julia; Ryberg, Martin; Tedersoo, Leho; Aas, Anders Bjørnsgard; Alias, Siti A.; Alves, Artur; Anderson, Cajsa Lisa; Antonelli, Alexandre; Arnold, A. Elizabeth; Bahnmann, Barbara; Bahram, Mohammad; Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Berlin, Anna; Branco, Sara; Chomnunti, Putarak; Dissanayake, Asha; Drenkhan, Rein; Friberg, Hanna; Frøslev, Tobias Guldberg; Halwachs, Bettina; Hartmann, Martin; Henricot, Beatrice; Jayawardena, Ruvishika; Jumpponen, Ari; Kauserud, Håvard; Koskela, Sonja; Kulik, Tomasz; Liimatainen, Kare; Lindahl, Björn D.; Lindner, Daniel; Liu, Jian-Kui; Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa; Manamgoda, Dimuthu; Martinsson, Svante; Neves, Maria Alice; Niskanen, Tuula; Nylinder, Stephan; Pereira, Olinto Liparini; Pinho, Danilo Batista; Porter, Teresita M.; Queloz, Valentin; Riit, Taavi; Sánchez-García, Marisol; de Sousa, Filipe; Stefańczyk, Emil; Tadych, Mariusz; Takamatsu, Susumu; Tian, Qing; Udayanga, Dhanushka; Unterseher, Martin; Wang, Zheng; Wikee, Saowanee; Yan, Jiye; Larsson, Ellen; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Kõljalg, Urmas; Abarenkov, Kessy 2014. Improving ITS sequence data for identification of plant pathogenic fungi. Fungal Diversity, Vol. 67(1): 9 pages.: 11-19.

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    Keywords

    Phytopathogenic fungi, Molecular identification, ITS, Taxonomy, Annotation

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