Genomics and metagenomics technologies to recover ribosomal DNA and single-copy genes from old fruit-body and ectomycorrhiza specimens
2016 (English)In: MycoKeys, ISSN 1314-4057, E-ISSN 1314-4049, no 13, 1-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
High-throughput sequencing (HTS) has become a standard technique for genomics, metagenomics and taxonomy, but these analyses typically require large amounts of high-quality DNA that is difficult to obtain from uncultivable organisms including fungi with no living culture or fruit-body representatives. By using 1 ng DNA and low coverage Illumina HiSeqHTS, we evaluated the usefulness of genomics and metagenomics tools to recover fungal barcoding genes from old and problematic specimens of fruit-bodies and ectomycorrhizal (EcM) root tips. Ribosomal DNA and single-copy genes were successfully recovered from both fruit-body and EcM specimens typically <10 years old (maximum, 17 years). Samples with maximum obtained DNA concentration <0.2 ng µl-1 were sequenced poorly. Fungal rDNA molecules assembled from complex mock community and soil revealed a large proportion of chimeras and artefactual consensus sequences of closely related taxa. Genomics and metagenomics tools enable recovery of fungal genomes from very low initial amounts of DNA from fruit-bodies and ectomycorrhizas, but these genomes include a large proportion of prokaryote and other eukaryote DNA. Nonetheless, the recovered scaffolds provide an important source for phylogenetic and phylogenomic analyses and mining of functional genes.
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2016. no 13, 1-20 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297242DOI: 10.3897/mycokeys.13.8140ISI: 000376791100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297242DiVA: diva2:941417