A molecular test of cyanobacterial phylogeny: inferences from constraint analyses

  title={A molecular test of cyanobacterial phylogeny: inferences from constraint analyses},
  author={Marian K. Litvaitis},
Parsimony and neighbor-joining analyses of 16S rDNA nucleotide sequences of 68 species and strains of cyanobacteria and prochlorophytes supported a monophyletic Nostocales, a monophyletic Stigonematales, three independent lineages of prochlorophytes within the cyanobacteria, and a paraphyletic Chroococcales (p<0.0001) and Oscillatoriales (p = 0.0147). Within the Oscillatoriales, the genus Oscillatoria formed an unnatural taxon (p<0.0001) and needs major revisions. Using constraint analysis, the… CONTINUE READING


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