Molecular genetic identification of symbiotic dinoflagellates ( zooxanthellae )

@inproceedings{Rowan2006MolecularGI,
  title={Molecular genetic identification of symbiotic dinoflagellates ( zooxanthellae )},
  author={Rob Rowan and Dennis A. Powers},
  year={2006}
}
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
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