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Preliminary studies on the evolution of carbon assimilation abilities within Mucorales

Pawłowska, Julia and Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk, Tamara and Banach, Agnieszka and Kiersztyn, Bartosz and Muszewska, Anna and Serewa, Lidia and Szatraj, Katarzyna and Wrzosek, Marta (2016) Preliminary studies on the evolution of carbon assimilation abilities within Mucorales. Fungal Biology, 120 (5). pp. 752-763. ISSN 18786146

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2016.02.004


Representatives of Mucorales belong to one of the oldest lineages of terrestrial fungi. Although carbon is of fundamental importance for fungal growth and functioning, relatively little is known about enzymatic capacities of Mucorales. The evolutionary history and the variability of the capacity to metabolize different carbon sources among representatives of the order Mucorales was studied using Phenotypic Microarray Plates. The ability of 26 strains belonging to 23 nonpathogenic species of Mucorales to use 95 different carbon sources was tested. Intraspecies variability of carbon assimilation profiles was lower than interspecies variation for some selected strains. Although similarities between the phylogenetic tree and the dendrogram created from carbon source utilization data were observed, the ability of the various strains to use the analyzed substrates did not show a clear correlation with the evolutionary history of the group. Instead, carbon assimilation profiles are probably shaped by environmental conditions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions:Department of Microbial Biochemistry
ID Code:1176
Deposited By: dr Tamara Aleksandrzak-Piekarczyk
Deposited On:26 Apr 2016 09:31
Last Modified:26 Apr 2016 09:31

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