Why Nuclear Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) has been Selected as the DNA Barcode for Fungi?
|Mahmoud AGY1* and Zaher EHF2|
|1Biology Department (Biotechnology section), Faculty of Science, Albaha University, Albaha 1988- Saudi Arabia|
|2Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Mycology Research Lab. Tanta University, Tanta 31527, Egypt|
|Corresponding Author :||Yehia A.-G.Mahmoud
Botany Department, Faculty of Science
Mycology Research Lab. Tanta University
Tanta 31527, Egypt :
E-mail: [email protected]:
|Received: April 29, 2015 Accepted: May 18, 2015 Published: May 24, 2015|
|Citation: Mahmoud, Zaher (2015) Why Nuclear Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) has been Selected as the DNA Barcode for Fungi?.Adv Genet Eng 4:119. doi:10.4172/2169-0111.1000119|
|Copyright: © 2015 Mahmoud AGY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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The application of DNA sequences of standardized genetic markers for the identification of eukaryotic organisms is known as DNA barcoding. Based on a recent study by a multinational and multilaboratory fungal barcoding consortium, the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) has been selected as the DNA barcode for fungi. DNA barcoding shows tremendous promise for the organisms rapid identification at the species level. Recently, DNA barcodes are used for identification of fungal species in marine sediments.