Dr Paul Burrows is a molecular biologist working on plant parasitic nematodes and their interactions with host plants. The molecular basis of nematode virulence and host resistance are of particular interest. Paul Halford and Dr Ken Evans are both concerned with the improvement of integrated control of Globodera pallida in the UK.
Estimation of genomic variation between British populations of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida using RAPD-PCR
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 697–701, October 1996
How to Cite
BURROWS, P. R., HALFORD, P. D. and EVANS, K. (1996), Estimation of genomic variation between British populations of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida using RAPD-PCR. Molecular Ecology, 5: 697–701. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.1996.tb00365.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 4 March 1996 revised 24 May 1996
- Globodera pallida;
- genomic variation;
Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) has been used to investigate the interrelationships of 20 populations of Globodera pallida collected originally from field soils around the UK. RAPD analysis revealed a high level of relative genomic diversity within British G. pallida but there was no general correlation of genomic similarity with geographic distribution. Two populations of pathotype Pa1 were clearly divergent from the bulk of G. pallida and might represent a distinct introduction. Two other populations, from Scotland and Wales, were also dissimilar from each other and from the rest of the G. pallida populations.