Geographic Genetic Diversity Study published

Submitted by cordyceps on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 01:55

Late 2009 a study by Chinese researchers on the genetic diversity of Cordyceps/Ophiocordyceps sinensis on the Tibetan Plateau was published. Very interesting. I have not really studied it in detail, but the conclusion is that polymorphism of nrDNA ITS sequences suggested that O. sinensis spread from a center of origin in Kongpo (Nyingchi / Linzhi Prefecture) to Himalayan influenced southern regions of Tibet AR and subsequently spread to northern areas, where the diversity is much smaller.

Genetic diversity of Ophiocordyceps sinensis, a medicinal fungus endemic to the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for its evolution and
Authors: Yongjie Zhang, Lingling Xu, Shu Zhang, Xingzhong Liu, Zhiqiang An, Mu Wang and Yinglan Guo

BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:290 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-290

link to the  Genetic diversity study .

Last edited on Sun, September 16, 2012, 4:02 am