Journal article
Microsatellite markers for the fungal banana pathogen Mycosphaerella musicola



Publication Details
Authors:
Molina, C.; Kaemmer, D.; Aponte, S.; Weising, K.; Kahl, G.
Publication year:
2001
Journal:
Molecular Ecology Notes
Pages range:
137-139
Volume number:
1
ISSN:
1471-8278

Abstract
Yellow Sigatoka caused by the ascomycete Mycosphaerella musicola Leach, is one of the most severe banana diseases worldwide, which spread in most banana growing areas, until Black Sigatoka, a more aggressive disease caused by Mycosphaerella fijiensis, appeared. Because of the highly devastating nature of the latter pathogen, recent research almost exclusively focused on M. fijiensis. To close the gap of knowledge and to study the population structure of M. musicola in Yellow Sigatoka-infested areas, we cloned and characterized a versatile set of 26 polymorphic locus-specific microsatellite markers.


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