Phylogenetic position of endosymbiotic green algae in Paramecium bursaria Ehrenberg from Japan.

@article{Hoshina2004PhylogeneticPO,
  title={Phylogenetic position of endosymbiotic green algae in Paramecium bursaria Ehrenberg from Japan.},
  author={Ryo Hoshina and S Kamako and Nobutaka Imamura},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={447-53}
}
Endosymbiotic green algae of Japanese Paramecium bursaria were phylogenetically analyzed based on DNA sequences from the ribosomal DNA operon (18S rDNA, ITS1, 5.8S rDNA, and ITS2). Phylogenetic trees constructed using 18S rDNA sequences showed that the symbionts belong to the Chlorella sensu stricto (Trebouxiophyceae) group. They are genetically closer to the C. vulgaris Beijerinck group than to C. kessleri Fott et Nováková as proposed previously. Branching order in C. vulgaris group was… CONTINUE READING