Rhizomucor tauricus: A questionable species of the genus

Csaba Vágvölgyi, Mária Vastag, Klára Ács, Tamás Papp

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To test the validity of R. tauricus as a separate species, its carbon source utilization, isoenzyme patterns and PCR-coupled RFLP of the ITS of its rDNA were analysed. Whilst R. tauricus differed considerably from R. pusillus and R. miehei in morphological traits as well as its ability to row on single carbon sources, the results obtained from all other experimental approaches suggest extensive similarity between R. tauricus and R. pusillus. These findings lead us to believe that R. tauricus is a mutant heterothallic strain of R. pusillus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1318-1322
Number of pages5
JournalMycological research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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