Salt tolerance and polyphyly in the cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis (Pleurocapsales)

  title={Salt tolerance and polyphyly in the cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis (Pleurocapsales)},
  author={John Cumbers and Lynn J. Rothschild},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
Chroococcidiopsis Geitler (Geitler 1933) is a genus of cyanobacteria containing desiccation and radiation resistant strains. Members of the genus live in habitats ranging from hot and cold deserts to fresh and saltwater environments. Morphology and cell division pattern have historically been used to define the genus. To better understand the evolution and ability of the Chroococcidiopsis genus to survive in diverse environments we investigated how salt tolerance varies among 15 strains… 

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