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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2008

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

Authors' information

Vartiamäki, H.
Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)
Uotila, Antti
University of Helsinki
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology
Hantula, Jarkko
Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)

UKÄ Subject classification

Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Economics and Business
Social Sciences
Forest Science

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