ISOZYME ANALYSIS ON SOME WOOD DECAY FUNGI

T. Annesi, R. Coppola, E. Motta

Abstract


This study was carried out to verify the usefulness of isozyme analysis in identifying species of wood decaying fungi isolated from sporocarps and wood of decayed trees. Twelve different enzymes were analysed by native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and seven of them gave positive response. Two staining procedures showed a characteristic profile allowing specific identification for the following species: Fomes fomentarius, Fomitiporia punctata, Inonotus hispidus, Phellinus torulosus, Rigidoporus ulmarius (Polyporaceae s. l.).

Keywords


Polyporaceae; diagnosis; PAGE

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4454/jpp.v85i2.1014

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