A Safe Method of Extracting DNA from Coccidioides immitis Protocol Protocol describes a safe and convenient method of extracting DNA from Coccidioides immitis fungi in which the culture is killed by steaming, allowing removal from the containment facilities, as soon as possible. The method was first developed with the non-pathogen Neurospora crassa, has worked well for both C. immitis and H. capsulatum, and should be useful for extracting DNA from any pathogenic fungus.
Method to Analyze Meiotic Segregation Patterns in Coprinus cinereus Using PCR Quick and reliable method to analyze meiotic segregation patterns in Coprinus cinereus using the polymerase chain reaction. The advantages of this method include: 1. The tissue is grown and lyophilized in the same tube, which facilitates the simultaneous analysis of many segregants. 2. Only one extraction step is necessary. 3. The markers are scored by gel electrophoresis, thereby bypassing Southern analysis.