Journal article

Analyses of soil fungal communities in adjacent natural forest and hoop pine plantation ecosystems of subtropical Australia using molecular approaches based on 18S rRNA genes

JZ He, ZH Xu, J Hughes

FEMS Microbiology Letters | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Soil fungal communities were studied using 18S rDNA-based molecular techniques. Soil DNA was analyzed using temperature gradient gel electrophoresis (TGGE), single-stranded conformational polymorphism (SSCP), cloning and sequencing methods, following community DNA extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The extracted community DNA was successfully amplified using the primer pair of EF4f-Fung5r which produced ca. 550bp 18S rDNA fragments. TGGE screening of the PCR products showed some differences in band position and intensity between two soil samples in adjacent natural forest (YNF) and hoop pine plantation (YHP) ecosystems at Yarraman in subtropical Australia. TGGE and SSCP could be..

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