Sequence analysis of the its-2 region: a tool to identify strains of Scenedesmus (Chlorophyceae)

E.J. Van Hannen, M. Lürling, E. Van Donk

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Abstract

The genetic distances between several strains of Senedesmus obliquus (Turp,) Kutz,, S, acutus Hortobagyi, and S, naegelii Chod. calculated from ITS-2 sequences were found to be smaller than the genetic distances within other strains of Scenedesmus-that is, in S, acuminatus (Lagerh,) Chod, and S, pectinatus Meyen. These results confirm that the studied strains were not properly identified and should be renamed S, obliquus, as already suggested in other studies. [KEYWORDS: ITS, phylogeny, Scenedesmus acutus, Scenedesmus naegelii, Scenedesmus obliquus]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-607
JournalJournal of Phycology
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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