A molecular method for detecting the epiphyte community on marine macroalgae was developed by using PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. Selective amplification of 16S rRNA gene fragments from either cyanobacteria or algal plastids improved the detection of minor epiphytes. Two phylotypes of Acaryochloris, a chlorophyll d-containing cyanobacterium, were found not only on red macroalgae but also on green and brown macroalgae.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied and Environmental Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Dec|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology