Genome-wide assessment of tandem repeat markers for biogeographical analyses of the corn smut fungus, Ustilago maydis

A. B. Munkacsi, S. Kawakami, J. J. Pan, K. Lee, S. Stoxen, J. Hang, Georgiana May

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Abstract

It has been postulated that the fungus Ustilago maydis followed its host maize around the world. In order to understand the biogeography of this fungus relative to its host, we used a bioinformatics approach to develop 86 tandem repeat markers useful for population studies of U. maydis. We characterized repeat motifs between two and 155 nucleotides using 36 isolates from USA, Mexico and South America. Our data suggested that (i) repeat motif length does not predict the number of alleles for that locus, and (ii) that the more polymorphic markers can resolve differences in a small geographical area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Ecology Notes
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Basidiomycete
  • Biogeography
  • Genome
  • Microsatellites
  • Minisatellites
  • Tandem repeat markers
  • Ustilago maydis

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Genome-wide assessment of tandem repeat markers for biogeographical analyses of the corn smut fungus, Ustilago maydis. / Munkacsi, A. B.; Kawakami, S.; Pan, J. J.; Lee, K.; Stoxen, S.; Hang, J.; May, Georgiana.

In: Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.03.2006, p. 221-223.

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Munkacsi, A. B. ; Kawakami, S. ; Pan, J. J. ; Lee, K. ; Stoxen, S. ; Hang, J. ; May, Georgiana. / Genome-wide assessment of tandem repeat markers for biogeographical analyses of the corn smut fungus, Ustilago maydis. In: Molecular Ecology Notes. 2006 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 221-223.
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