Molecular detection of epiphytic Acaryochloris spp. on marine macroalgae

Satoshi Ohkubo, Hideaki Miyashita, Akio Murakami, Haruko Takeyama, Tohru Tsuchiya, Mamoru Mimuro

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7912-7915
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume72
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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