Tissue Cultivation, Preparation, and Extraction of High Molecular Weight DNA for Single-Molecule Genome Sequencing of Plant-Associated Fungi

Laure Fauchery, Maxim Koriabine, Lillian P. Moore, Yuko Yoshinaga, Kerrie Barry, Annegret Kohler, Jana M. U’Ren

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Abstract

Extraction of high-quality, high molecular weight DNA is a critical step for sequencing an organism’s genome. For fungi, DNA extraction is often complicated by co-precipitation of secondary metabolites, the most destructive being polysaccharides, polyphenols, and melanin. Different DNA extraction protocols and clean-up methods have been developed to address challenging materials and contaminants; however, the method of fungal cultivation and tissue preparation also plays a critical role to limit the production of inhibitory compounds prior to extraction. Here, we provide protocols and guidelines for (i) fungal tissue cultivation and processing with solid media containing a cellophane overlay or in liquid media, (ii) DNA extraction with customized recommendations for taxonomically and ecologically diverse plant-associated fungi, and (iii) assessing DNA quantity and quality for downstream genome sequencing with single-molecule technology such as PacBio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages79-102
Number of pages24
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume2605
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

Keywords

  • Cellophane overlay
  • Culturing methods
  • DNA extraction
  • DNA quality control
  • Fruiting bodies
  • Fungal growth
  • Liquid culture
  • Secondary metabolites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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