DNA Amplification Fingerprinting of Mycorrhizal Fungi and Associated Plant Materials Using Arbitrary Primers

  • P. M. Gresshoff
  • F. Ghassemi
  • R. A. Brewer
  • E. G. O’Neill
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Plant genetics and, by association, plant breeding, is based on the analysis of inheritance of characteristics and traits, and elucidation of gene expression as related to the genotype and environmental interaction. Biochemistry and molecular biology have impacted these activities through the application of molecular markers. Table 33.1 lists commonly used molecular markers. Initially, molecular markers were based on isozymes (i.e., polymorphic mobility variants of enzymes detected usually in starch gels using activity staining), which are valuable but not numerous enough to cover the extensive regions of genome found in most plants.


Mycorrhizal Root Bermuda Grass Arbitrary Primer Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Downy Mildew Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Gresshoff
    • 1
  • F. Ghassemi
    • 1
  • R. A. Brewer
    • 2
  • E. G. O’Neill
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Molecular Genetics, Center for Legume Research, Institute of AgricultureThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Environmental Sciences Division Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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