PHYLOGENY OF GRACILARIA LEMANEIFORMIS (RHODOPHYTA) BASED ON SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF ITS SMALL SUBUNIT RIBOSOMAL RNA CODING REGION

Debashi Bhattacharya, Hille J. Elwood, Lynda J. Goff, Mitchell L. Sogin

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Abstract

The small subunit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequence of Gracilaria lemaneiformis Bory Weber‐van Bosse was inferred from analysis of rRNA coding regions that were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction method. Comparison of the G. lemaneiformis small subunit rRNA to homologous genes of diverse eukaryotes demonstrated that the red algal divergence was nearly simultaneous with the separation of plants, fungi, animals and many other protist lineages. This result conflicts with those of 5S rRNA sequence and plastid based phytogenies which suggest that red algae represent an early divergence in the eukaryotic line of descent. Further, algae appear to be of polyphyletic origin and red algae are unrelated to higher fungi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Phycology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Gracilaria
Rhodophyta
RNA
phylogeny
sequence analysis
ribosomal RNA
red alga
algae
divergence
fungus
fungi
protist
plastid
eukaryote
polymerase chain reaction
plastids
eukaryotic cells
alga
nucleotide sequences
gene

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aquatic Science
  • Plant Science

Keywords

  • DNA sequencing
  • Gracilaria lemaneiformis
  • phylogeny
  • polymerase chain reaction
  • ribosomal RNA
  • taxonomy

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PHYLOGENY OF GRACILARIA LEMANEIFORMIS (RHODOPHYTA) BASED ON SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF ITS SMALL SUBUNIT RIBOSOMAL RNA CODING REGION. / Bhattacharya, Debashi; Elwood, Hille J.; Goff, Lynda J.; Sogin, Mitchell L.

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