16S and 23S plastid rDNA phylogenies of Prototheca species and their auxanographic phenotypes
Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2014
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Journal of Phycology
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 765–769, August 2014
How to Cite
Ewing, A., Brubaker, S., Somanchi, A., Yu, E., Rudenko, G., Reyes, N., Espina, K., Grossman, A., Franklin, S. (2014), 16S and 23S plastid rDNA phylogenies of Prototheca species and their auxanographic phenotypes. Journal of Phycology, 50: 765–769. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12209
- Issue online: 1 AUG 2014
- Version of Record online: 10 JUL 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 15 JUN 2014 10:04PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 APR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 24 JAN 2014
Because algae have become more accepted as sources of human nutrition, phylogenetic analysis can help resolve the taxonomy of taxa that have not been well studied. This can help establish algal evolutionary relationships. Here, we compare Auxenochlorella protothecoides and 23 strains of Prototheca based on their complete 16S and partial 23S plastid rDNA sequences along with nutrient utilization (auxanographic) profiles. These data demonstrate that some of the species groupings are not in agreement with the molecular phylogenetic analyses and that auxanographic profiles are poor predictors of phylogenetic relationships.