[Taxacom] Molecular identification of a plant rootlet

Redhead, Scott Scott.Redhead at AGR.GC.CA
Thu Mar 12 12:33:58 CDT 2009

Dear Taxacomers:


Are there any of you who have a molecular lab and are able to identify a dried rootlet (eastern Canadian source) at least to genus using sequence data? The rootlet is possibly a conferous and it will have one, or more, fungal associates. Therefore a primer specific to plants not involving chloroplasts would be needed to identify it. There are other complications I could explain to any interested party. A fungus was firmly affixed to the living rootlet and I would like to identify its host, but only a few centimeters of the rootlet could be reliably traced amongst a tangle of roots. There is only one sample at this time.




Scott A. Redhead, Ph.D. 
Curator - National Mycological Herbarium / Curator de l'herbier mycologique national 
Research Scientist / Chercheur scientifique 
Biodiversity (Mycology and Botany) / Biodiversité (Mycologie et Botanique) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada 960 Carling Avenue/960 Carling Avenue Neatby Bldg./ Edifice de Neatby Ottawa, Ontario/Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0C6

Telephone/Téléphone: 613-759-1384 
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