Assessing host specialization in symbiotic cyanobacteria associated with four closely related species of the lichen fungus Peltigera

@article{OBrien2005AssessingHS,
  title={Assessing host specialization in symbiotic cyanobacteria associated with four closely related species of the lichen fungus Peltigera},
  author={Heath E O'Brien and Jolanta Miadlikowska and François Lutzoni},
  journal={European Journal of Phycology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={363 - 378}
}
Heterocystous cyanobacteria form symbiotic associations with a wide range of plant and fungal hosts. We used a molecular phylogenetic approach to investigate the degree of host specialization of cyanobacteria associated with four closely related species of the lichenized fungus Peltigera, and to compare these strains with other symbiotic cyanobacteria. We conducted phylogenetic analyses on 16S, rbcLX, and trnL sequences from cyanobacteria associated with multiple specimens of each lichen… Expand
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