Functional diversity in Dichomitus squalens monokaryons

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  • Sara Casado López
  • Bart Theelen
  • Serena Manserra
  • Tedros Yonatan Issak
  • Johanna Karppi

  • Miia R. Mäkelä
  • Ronald P. De Vries

Research units

  • Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
  • Utrecht University
  • University of Helsinki


Dichomitus squalens is a white-rot fungus that colonizes and grows mainly on softwood and is commonly found in the northern parts of Europe, North America, and Asia. We analyzed the genetic and physiological diversity of eight D. squalens monokaryons derived from a single dikaryon. In addition, an unrelated dikaryon and a newly established dikaryon from two of the studied monokaryons were included. Both growth and lignocellulose acting enzyme profiles were highly variable between the studied monokaryotic and dikaryotic strains, demonstrating a high level of diversity within the species.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalIMA Fungus
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • AFLP, Carbon utilization, Monokaryon, Sexual reproduction, White-rot

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