Generation of a cDNA library reveals the presence of a Ty-1/copia transposon in Phellinus rimosus (Hymenochaetaceae, Basidiomycota)


Luis Cesar Maffei Sartini Paulillo, Sizenando José de Andrade Junior , Abelmon da Silva Gesteira, Marco Brotto and Aristóteles Góes-Neto

Lignocellulolytic fungi have significant potential as bio-convertors with a particular capacity to degrade recalcitrant natural composts, such as lignin. We generated a cDNA library of a lignocellulolytic fungus, the Phellinus rimosus (Hymenochaetaceae, Basidiomycota), and a typical species of polypore mushroom from the Brazilian semi-arid region. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report ever to describe the existence of a Ty1-copia retrotransposon in the P. rimosus species. Given the taxonomic complexity in the Brazilian semi-arid region, our findings will be useful as they provide a molecular identity to this important parasite species of the semi-arid region of Brazil.

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