Journal article

Intergenic transcribed spacer PCR ribotyping for differentiation of Saccharomyces species and interspecific hybrids

MJ McCullough, KV Clemons, JH McCusker, DA Stevens

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1998

Abstract

The taxonomy of the genus Saccharomyces has undergone significant changes recently with the use of genotypic rather than phenotypic methods for the identification of strains to the species level. The sequence of rRNA genes has been utilized for the identification of a variety of fungi to the species level. This methodology, applied to species of Saccharomyces, allows unknown Saccharomyces isolates to be assigned to the type strains. It was the aim of the present study to assess whether typing of the intergenic spacer region by using restriction fragment length polymorphisms of PCR products (intergenic transcribed spacer PCR [ITS-PCR] ribotyping) could distinguish among type strains of the 10..

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