Differentiation of Rhizomucor species by carbon source utilization and isoenzyme analysis.

Abstract:

:Nineteen Rhizomucor miehei and Rhizomucor pusillus isolates were assayed for their ability to utilize 87 various substrates as a single carbon source. Besides a difference in sucrose utilization, distinctive differences were found in the utilization of glycine, phenylalanine, and beta-alanine. Five isoenzyme systems also proved useful for the determination of markers of distinctive value at a species level. Data were used to obtain information about the genetic polymorphism of these species: a high degree of variability was found among the R. pusillus isolates, whereas the group of R. miehei isolates was more homogeneous genetically.

journal_name

J Clin Microbiol

authors

Vastag M,Papp T,Kasza Z,Vágvölgyi C

doi

10.1128/JCM.36.7.2153-2156.1998

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-07-01 00:00:00

pages

2153-6

issue

7

eissn

0095-1137

issn

1098-660X

journal_volume

36

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