Variability of isozyme and RAPD markers among isolates of Mucor genevensis

Cs Vágvölgyi, Zs Kasza, I. Nyilasi, K. Ács, T. Papp

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Mucor genevensis is a dimorphic and homothallic fungal species (Zygomycetes). Ten M. genevensis strains, each strain of the recently described new homothallic species (M. meguroense and M. hachijyoensis) and strains of M. hiemalis and M. piriformis (as outgroups for numerical analysis) were investigated. Five different enzyme systems (CAT, GDH, G6D, MDH and SOD) and five 10-bp random primers were used in isoenzyme and random amplified polymorphic DNA analyses, respectively. The data from these studies were subjected to numerical analyses. Substantial intraspecific variability was detected in M. genevensis with both of the methods applied. Though both the M. meguroense strain and the M. hachijyoensis strain revealed characteristic differences, they grouped closer to the homothallic M. genevensis than to the heterothallic M. piriformis and M. hiemalis strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-373
Number of pages9
JournalActa biologica Hungarica
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 27 2001



  • Genetic variability
  • Homothallism
  • Isoenzyme analysis
  • Mucor genevensis
  • RAPD analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Neurology

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