Title

Phylogenetic Relationship of Alexandrium mondatum (Dinophyceae) to Other Alexandrium Species Based On 18S Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2006

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

The phylogenetic relationship of Alexatidrizan monilatum to other Alexandrium spp. was explored using 18S rDNA sequences. Maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis of the combined rDNA sequences established that A. monilatum paired with Alexandrium taylori and that the pair was the first of the Alexandrium taxa to diverge, followed by Alexandrium margalefii. All three are members of the Alexandrium subgenus Gessnerium Halim nov. comb. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Harmful Algae

Volume

5

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

280