Nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer regions (ITS1 and ITS2) define discrete biogeographic groups in Cladophora albida (Chlorophyta)

F.T. Bakker, J.L. Olsen, W.T. Stam, C. van den Hoek

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Abstract

Nucleotide sequences of the nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers (ITS1 and ITS2), the 5.8S, and short stretches of the adjacent 18S and 26S coding regions were determined in isolates from four disjunct Cladophora albida (Huds.) Kütz. populations (NE-America, W-Europe, Japan, and W-Australia). The two Pacific isolates share nearly identical ITS sequences as do the two Atlantic isolates. In contrast, interoceanic comparisons exhibit a 21% sequence difference. Variation within ITS regions is useful for identification of population groups on a regional or oceanic scale. However, both spacers are characterized by numerous repeat motifs as well as point mutations, which result in alignment problems at the interspecific level within Cladophora
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-845
JournalJournal of Phycology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • nucleotide-sequence
  • drosophila-melanogaster
  • intergenic region
  • north-atlantic
  • rna sequence
  • evolution
  • yeast
  • phylogeny
  • gene
  • rdna

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