2005 Volume 40 Issue 3 Pages 537-543
The ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region of rDNA sequences from three Globodera species found in Japan, G. rostochiensis, G. tabacum and G. hypolysi, were sequenced and compared. Sequence lengths for G. rostochiensis, G. tabacum and G. hypolysi were 1,001, 1,003 and 1,016 bp, respectively. Sequence divergence within the three Globodera species ranged from 3.8 to 14.7%. Eight restriction enzymes (AfaI, AluI, FspI, HhaI, HinfI, MvaI, PmaCI and SacII) were selected on the basis of sequence information. These three species were easily distinguished according to species-specific patterns by digesting the amplified products with AluI or PmaCI. The FspI-digested pattern distinguished G. rostochiensis from the other Globodera species.