Molecular studies on tropical freshwater ascomycetes


Grant Data
Project Title
Molecular studies on tropical freshwater ascomycetes
Principal Investigator
Dr Hyde, Kevin David   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Lee   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Spatafora   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
1997-01-01
Completion Date
1998-12-31
Amount
704000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 424/96M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1996/1997
Status
Completed
Objectives
To establish the phylogenetic relationships of Annulatascus-like species by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA; to establish the phylogenetic relationships of Annulatascus-like species to other families by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA; to equate the phylogenetic relationships derived from DNA sequencing with our observations derived from ultrastructural studies, to establish if we reach the same conclusions from the data; to establish the evolutionary phylogeny of tropical freshwater ascomycetes as compared to tropical terrestrial fungi and marine fungi, by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA; to examine the character coding and phylogenetic analysis of morphological and ultrastructural characteristics.