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Traditional fungal taxonomy has been based on morphological characteristics, but identification of the species level of some fungal strains belonging to the genus Fusarium using classical methods is difficult and it has limitations in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
The main purpose of this study was molecular genetic verification of the species identity of some Fusarium isolates deposited in the phytopathogen collection in Uzbekistan.
The β‐tubulin-sequence based verification of species identity of 11 Fusarium isolates deposited in the phytopathogen collection in Uzbekistan confirmed initial morphological species identification of 8 strains (73%), while species identity of remaining 3 strains (27%) has been corrected.
These results establish a molecular framework for further efforts to validate species identity of a fungal isolates in a fungal germplasm culture collection in Uzbekistan and other Central Asia countries.
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