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Multilocus sequence analysis of Fusarium pseudograminearum reveals a single phylogenetic species


Scott, JB and Chakraborty, S, Multilocus sequence analysis of Fusarium pseudograminearum reveals a single phylogenetic species, Mycological Research, 110, (12) pp. 1413-1425. ISSN 0953-7562 (2006) [Refereed Article]


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Fusarium pseudograminearum causes crown rot of wheat in Australia and most other wheat growing regions, but its evolutionary history is largely unknown. We demonstrate for the first time that F. pseudograminearum is a single phylogenetic species without consistent lineage development across genes. Isolates of F. pseudograminearum, F. graminearum sensu lato, and F. cerealis, were collected from four countries and four single copy, nuclear genes were partially sequenced, aligned with previously published sequences of these and related species, and analysed by maximum parsimony and Bayesian inference. Evolutionary divergence varied between genes, with high phylogenetic incongruence occurring between the gene genealogies. The absence of geographic differentiation between isolates indicates that the introduction of new fungal strains to a region has the potential to introduce new pathogenic and toxigenic genes into the native population through sexual recombination.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Wheat
UTAS Author:Scott, JB (Dr Jason Scott)
ID Code:71180
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-07-11
Last Modified:2011-07-11
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