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Title: PCR based molecular technique for identification and discrimination of quarantined and non-quarantined Tilletia sps.
Authors: Mishra, Avinash
Singh, U S
Goel, Reeta
Kumar, Anil
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based RAPD profiles, in conjunction with six primers, of ┬áKarnal bunt of wheat and rice bunt exhibiting distinct polymorphic DNA. A total of 84 RAPD loci were observed on polyacrylamide gel for both Tilletia sps. Out of 84, 16 loci were found monomorphic, while other 68 loci were unique. Usefulness of random primers was also checked with other seed borne fungal pathogens of wheat and rice. None of primers gave amplification with Magnaporthe grisea, a causative agent of rice blast. However, distinct RAPD profiles were obtained with Alternaria triticina, Fusarium monaliforme, Helminthosporium sativum and Rhizoctonia solani. These six arbitrary primers could distinguish T. indica, a quarantine fungal pathogen from a non-quarantine fungal pathogen, T. barclayana. The two Tilletia sps. could be discriminated not only on the basis of distinct RAPD profiles, but also by presence of few unique gene fragments amplified using all six primers.
Page(s): 1137-1142
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.40(10) [October 2002]

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