Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Page: 20-26
Phylogenetic and Morphological Investigation of a Dunaliella Strain Isolated from Yuncheng Salt Lake, China
Feipeng Wang, School of Life Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Jia Feng, School of Life Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Shulian Xie, School of Life Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Received: Apr. 5, 2014;       Accepted: Apr. 24, 2014;       Published: Apr. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20140202.12      View  2560      Downloads  157
A Dunaliella strain was isolated from Yuncheng Salt Lake, Shanxi, China (111.05°E, 35.03°N). Morphological characteristics and molecular data were used to evaluate the relationship of this algal strain to other Dunaliella strains. Morphology of the isolated strain observed was close to Dunaliella salina. Phylogenetic trees were constructed from rbcL, psaB, ITS (ITS-1+5.8S rDNA+ITS-2) and 18S rDNA sequence data. Phylogenetic analysis of the four gene sequences revealed that the isolated Dunaliella strain is closely related to D. salina (Dunal) Teodoresco, D. peircei Nicolai et Baas-Becking, D. tertiolecta Butcher and more likely closer to D. salina. Combined morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis, the isolated Duanliella—designated here as D. sp YC01—should be a Dunalialla salina strain.
Dunaliella, Morphology, Phylogeny
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Feipeng Wang, Jia Feng, Shulian Xie, Phylogenetic and Morphological Investigation of a Dunaliella Strain Isolated from Yuncheng Salt Lake, China, Plant. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 20-26. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20140202.12
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