Mycological Progress

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 953–956 | Cite as

In situ extraction of RNA from marine-derived fungi associated with the marine sponge, Haliclona simulans

  • Paul W. BakerEmail author
  • Alan D. W. Dobson
  • Julian Marchesi
Short Communication


Several different methods were compared to recover a significant quantity of high quality RNA from H. simulans containing RNA of marine-derived fungi. Further processing of the RNA showed that amplification products could be obtained using fungal specific primers, RNA enriched in mRNA could be recovered and an oligonucleotide-linker could be attached to cDNA. The potential applications of these methods are discussed for future studies in determining whether marine fungi could be symbiotically associated with marine sponges.


Haliclona simulans Marine fungi RNA Symbiosis 


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© German Mycological Society and Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul W. Baker
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alan D. W. Dobson
    • 2
  • Julian Marchesi
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Environment, Natural Resources and GeographyBangor UniversityBangorUK
  2. 2.Environmental Research InstituteUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.School of Biosciences, Museum AvenueCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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