The morphology and genetic affinity of a novel raphidophyte belonging to the genus Chattonella Biecheler is described for the first time from the Oman Sea along the south-east coast of Iran. While morphologically very similar to Chattonella subsalsa Biecheler, the Iranian isolates contain a distinct red eyespot. A comparison of LSU-rDNA and rDNA-ITS show that the Iranian isolate is genetically distinct from other Chattonella subsalsa strains isolated from across a wide global range and indicates that the Iranian isolates represent a distinct species related to Chattonella subsalsa.
Chattonella, phylogeny, morphology, raphidophyte, cyst, LSU-rDNA, rDNA-ITS
FARIMAN, GILAN ATTARAN and BOLCH, CHRISTOPHER JOHN STANLEY
"Morphology and genetic affinities of a novel Chattonella isolate (Raphidophyceae) isolated from Iran’s south coast (Oman Sea),"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 38:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol38/iss1/16