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Population structure and diversity in sexual and asexual populations of the pathogenic fungus Melampsora lini

Barrett, Luke; Thrall, P; Burdon, Jeremy J.; Nicotra, Adrienne; Linde, Celeste

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Many pathogens undergo both sexual and asexual reproduction to varying degrees, yet the ecological, genetic and evolutionary consequences of different reproductive strategies remain poorly understood. Here we investigate the population genetic structure of wild populations of the plant pathogen Melampsora lini on its host Linum marginale, using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers, two genes underlying pathogen virulence, and phenotypic variation in virulence. In Australia, M....[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55689
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03843.x

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