Unicellular spore-forming alga Pseudospongiococcum protococcoides position detection in the system Chlorophyta

E. Chelebieva1, S. Skrebovskaya2

1Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas behalf of Sciences of the NAS of Ukraine
2, Nakhimov Ave., Sevastopol 99011, Ukraine
2Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv
ESC “Institute of Biology”
2, Acad. Glushkov Ave., Kyiv 03022, Ukraine

For first time the place of authentic strain Pseudospongiococcum protococcoides (CALU-221) was determined on the basis of nucleic sequence analysis 18S rDNA. It has been shown that P. protococcoides attributes to Scenedesmaceae family and is a part of molecular clade «Coelastrella».

Keywords: green algae, taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, ketokarotinoids

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