African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12294

Full Length Research Paper

Somatic incompatibility in Agaricus bitorquis (Quel.) Sacc.

  Perihan Guler      
Kırıkkale University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Biology, 71450 Yahsihan-Kırıkkale, Turkey,
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 November 2007
  •  Published: 05 February 2008



The somatic incompatibility in Agaricus bitorquis was studied using ten wild strains. Heterokaryons from each isolate were all paired with the same unrelated heterokaryon and also paired together in all combinations. Two different types of somatic incompatible interaction were observed lightly or heavily pigmented lines developing between the two isolates. In addition to, some elements and photographs of hyphae were determined by means of scanning electron microscopy.


Key words:  Agaricus bitorquis, somatic incompatibility, elements.