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Research article2008Peer reviewed

Genetic diversity in Nordic and Baltic populations of Chondrostereum purpureum: a potential herbicide biocontrol agent

Vartiamaki, H.; Uotila, A.; Vasaitis, R.; Hantula, J.


We analysed genetic variation in the natural populations of a potential herbicide biocontrol agent, Chondrostereum purpureum, in Nordic and Baltic countries using random amplified microsatellite markers. The results showed high genetic diversity among the populations of this fungus, but almost a complete lack of local differentiation. The results implicate that any local strain from the area can be used as a biocontrol agent without a fear of introducing new genotypes to treatment areas.

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Forest Pathology
2008, Volume: 38, number: 6, pages: 381-393 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING

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    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
    Forest Science

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