Genetic duplication in Fusarium oxysporum

H. Corby Kistler, U. Benny, E. W.A. Boehm, T. Katan

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Genomic clones hybridizing to anonymous, single-copy sequences were used to probe chromosomesized DNAs of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense separated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. As expected, most clones hybridized to single chromosome bands. However, two of eight "single-copy" clones hybridized to two chromosomes in some, but not all, of 14 isolates examined. This observation suggests a degree of genetic duplication in the fungus and is consistent with recent electrophoretic karyotype analysis indicating that intraspecific differences in genome size and chromosome number may be explained, at least in part, by persistent genetic duplication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1995


  • Chromosome
  • Electrophoretic karyotype
  • Filamentous fungus
  • Plant pathogen


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