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Applying DNA barcoding to red macroalgae: a preliminary appraisal holds promise for future applications
  • G. Saunders
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 29 October 2005
TLDR
Novel primers were developed for red algae to PCR amplify and sequence the 5′ cox1 ‘barcode’ region and were used to assess three known species-complex questions and, with the enhanced sampling here, turned up a variety of novel observations in need of further taxonomic investigation. Expand
Routine DNA barcoding of Canadian Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) reveals the invasive species Gracilaria vermiculophylla in British Columbia
  • G. Saunders
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular ecology resources
  • 1 May 2009
TLDR
A timely collaboration with international colleagues introduced sequences from the invasive Gracilaria vermiculophylla into cytochrome c oxidase I alignments — these a perfect match to BCsp indicating that this species occurs in British Columbia. Expand
Assessing red algal supraordinal diversity and taxonomy in the context of contemporary systematic data.
TLDR
This work provides a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to the antiquity, diversity, and systematics of the red algae and proposes a contemporary classification based on recent and traditional evidence. Expand
CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms
A group of protist experts proposes a two-step DNA barcoding approach, comprising a universal eukaryotic pre-barcode followed by group-specific barcodes, to unveil the hidden biodiversity ofExpand
A molecular assessment of northeast Pacific Alaria species (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) with reference to the utility of DNA barcoding.
TLDR
DNA barcoding was applied, using the 5' end of the cytochrome c oxidase I (coxI-5') gene from the mitochondrial genome, to define species limits and relationships in northeast Pacific populations of Alaria, indicating a period of genetic isolation for at least three incipient species in the northeast Pacific. Expand
A DNA barcode examination of the Laminariaceae (Phaeophyceae) in Canada reveals novel biogeographical and evolutionary insights
TLDR
Findings in this study highlight how the growth of a worldwide barcode database for the assignment of individuals to genetic species will uncover new perspectives on biogeography and species diversity on a global scale. Expand
THE FAMILIES OF THE ORDER RHODYMENIALES (RHODOPHYTA) : A MOLECULAR-SYSTEMATIC INVESTIGATION WITH A DESCRIPTION OF FAUCHEACEAE FAM. NOV.
TLDR
Small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences have been newly determined for 22 species of Rhodymeniales, bringing to 32 the total number included in the data set a molecular-systematic survey of some 60% of the genera in the order and challenging several aspects of the currently accepted infraordinal groupings of taxa. Expand
A Molecular Survey of Ulva (Chlorophyta) in Temperate Australia Reveals Enhanced Levels of Cosmopolitanism
The green algal genus Ulva includes a speciose group of marine macroalgae inhabiting shallow seas worldwide. Although algal blooms in Asia highlight the opportunistic nature of several “nuisance”Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) and its relatives based on anatomical and nuclear small-subunit rDNA sequence data
TLDR
The "total evidence" approach, combining 28 anatomical characters and small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequence data for 25 ceramialean algae including 14 species of Polysiphonia sensu lato, indicates that Polysiponia sensU lato consists of three strongly supported clades, PolysIP group, Neosiphonia group, and a "multipericentral" group. Expand
Barcoding diatoms: exploring alternatives to COI-5P.
TLDR
It is suggested that rbcL-3P should be used as the primary marker for diatom barcoding, while LSU D2/D3 should be sequenced as a secondary marker to facilitate environmental surveys. Expand
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