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Genetic Variation in Corynespora cassiicola, the Target Leaf Spot Pathogen

Sener Kurt
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Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analyses was undertaken to assess genetic relationships among isolates of Corynespora cassiicola, a destructive fungal pathogen of many economically important crop plants including tomato, cucumber, perilla, rubber, etc. from different host plants. Of the 8 random primers tested, two were selected that generated reproducible amplification pattern using three isolates representing each pathogen. RAPD-PCR also amplified reproducible polymorphic bands. A total of 64 bands were scored, 12 of which were polymorphic. RAPD analyses revealed that the amplification products were similar among isolates of each pathotype from the different host plants.

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Sener Kurt , 2005. Genetic Variation in Corynespora cassiicola, the Target Leaf Spot Pathogen. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 618-621.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.618.621


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