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dc.contributor.supervisor Hausner, Georg (Microbiology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Patel, Nikita
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-06T20:48:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-06T20:48:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-17 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-10-17T22:54:53Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/34363
dc.description.abstract Fungi are a diverse group of organisms with complex mitochondrial genomes and poorly resolved taxonomic schemes. This study examined the utility of concatenated mitochondrial amino acid sequences for inferring fungal phylogenies. Phylogenetic trees generated, supported existing taxonomic proposals based on the analysis of nuclear genes. This study also examined complex introns within Ophiostoma ips strains embedded in the cob and cox3 genes. Fifty-six strains were examined and 11 were selected for sequence analysis. The O. ips cob-490 intron was noted to be composed of three components, two group I intron are situated side by side and one group II intron is nested within the first group I intron. The cox3-640 intron was noted to be a side-by-side twintron composed of two group I introns located next to each other. These introns in part demonstrate why fungal mtDNAs are variable in size and complex in their architecture. en_US
dc.subject Ophiostoma en_US
dc.subject Introns en_US
dc.subject Fungi en_US
dc.subject Phylogeny en_US
dc.subject mitochondrial DNA en_US
dc.title Fungal phylogenies based on mitogenomes and a study of novel introns in the cob and cox3 genes of Ophiostoma ips en_US
dc.degree.discipline Microbiology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Court, Deborah (Microbiology) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Marcus, Jeffrey (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2020 en_US


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