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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF A FREE-LIVING STRAIN OF SYMBIODINIUM ISOLATED FROM JIAOZHOU BAY, P.R. CHINA1
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Journal of Phycology
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 395–397, April 2004
How to Cite
Santos, S. R. (2004), PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF A FREE-LIVING STRAIN OF SYMBIODINIUM ISOLATED FROM JIAOZHOU BAY, P.R. CHINA. Journal of Phycology, 40: 395–397. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2004.03186.x
1Received 10 October 2003. Accepted 26 December 2003.
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Recently, the isolation of a free-living strain of symbiotic dinoflagellate belonging to the genus Symbiodinium was reported. Although the specimen procured and characterization from Jiaozhou Bay, P.R. China is a Symbiodinium spp., the manner in which this isolate was classified is inconsistent with the currently used and accepted Symbiodinium cladal nomenclature. To avert unnecessary confusion in the field, I place this important scientific contribution into the proper context and state of Symbiodinium research.