Novel green algal isolates from the Egyptian hyper-arid desert oases: a polyphasic approach with a description of Pharao desertorum gen. et sp. nov. (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta).

@article{Saber2018NovelGA,
  title={Novel green algal isolates from the Egyptian hyper-arid desert oases: a polyphasic approach with a description of Pharao desertorum gen. et sp. nov. (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta).},
  author={Abdullah A Saber and Karolina Fu{\vc}{\'i}kov{\'a} and Hilary A. McManus and Graziano Guella and Marco Cantonati},
  journal={Journal of phycology},
  year={2018},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          342-357
        }
}
The biodiversity of terrestrial algae is still grossly understudied, and African deserts in particular are barely touched in this respect. Here, four coccoid green algae from oases in the Western Desert of Egypt were characterized using a combination of morphotaxonomic, ecological and 18S rDNA data, with additional carotenoid and lipid analyses for two of… CONTINUE READING