This compilation of primers is from Glass & Donaldson (1995) and O’Donnell & Cigelnik (1997). Please let us know if new primers that we are not aware of should be included here.

Recently, members of our lab (O’Brien et al., 2009) designed a new Peltigera-specific primer for this gene:


It is a forward primer that anneals to part of the intron sequence adjacent to the T1 priming site.


Glass, N.L., and Donaldson, G.C. 1995. Development of primer sets designed for use with the PCR to amplify conserved genes from filamentous ascomycetes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61(4):1323-1330.

O’Donnell, K., and Cigelnik, E. 1997. Two divergent intragenomic rDNA ITS2 types within a monophyletic lineage of the fungus Fusarium are nonorthologous. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 7(1):103-116.

O’Brien, H. E., Miadlikowska, J. and Lutzoni, F. 2009. Assessing reproductive isolation in highly diverse communities of the lichen-forming fungal genus Peltigera. Evolution 63:2076–2086.
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