Molecular genetic identification of symbiotic dinoflagellates ( zooxanthellae )

  title={Molecular genetic identification of symbiotic dinoflagellates ( zooxanthellae )},
  author={Rob Rowan and Dennis A. Powers},
Zooxanthellae are phototrophic dinoflagellates that occur as endosymbionts in many marine invertebrates. Because traditional biological methods have not provided useful schemes for zooxanthella identification and classification, the natural history of zooxanthella symbioses is poorly known. We have apphed molecular genehc methods to zooxanthella taxonomy. Small ribosomal subunit RNA (ssRNA) genes can be rapidly obtained from small amounts of symbiotic (non-cultured) algae by gene amplification… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 10 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
73 Citations
30 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 73 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

Amplification of nbosomal RNA genes for molecular evolution studies

  • M. L. Sogin
  • 1990
2 Excerpts

Allele - specific amplification of Beta - globin genomic DNA for diagnosis of sickle cell anemia

  • D. Y. Wu, L. Ugozzoh., B. K. Pal, R. B. Wallace
  • Proc , natn . Acad . Sci . USA
  • 1989
1 Excerpt

The characterization of enzymatically amplified eukaryotic 16 s - like rRNA - coding regions

  • S. M. Henry, L. Medlin, H. J. Elwood, S. Stickel, M. L. Sogin
  • Gene
  • 1988

Dinoflagellates in non - parasitic symbioses

  • R. K. Trench
  • 1987
3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…