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An inorganic phosphate transporter gene sequence (852-bp section) allowed discrimination between 10 Glomus fungal species represented by 25 strains. It was particularly valuable in differentiating between morphologically similar species with nucleotide and amino acid sequence differences higher than 3%. This gene is proposed as a reliable barcode for the Glomeromycetes.

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Serge Sokolski, Yolande Dalpé, Yves Piché. Phosphate transporter genes as reliable gene markers for the identification and discrimination of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the genus glomus. Applied and environmental microbiology. 2011 Mar;77(5):1888-91

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PMID: 21193669

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