16S rRNA phylogeny of sponge-associated cyanobacteria

Laura Steindler, Dorothée Huchon, Adi Avni, Micha Ilan

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Phylogenetic analyses of 16S rRNA sequences of sponge-associated cyanobacteria showed them to be polyphyletic, implying that they derived from multiple independent symbiotic events. Most of the symbiont sequences were affiliated to a group of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus species. However, other symbionts were related to different groups, such as the Oscillatoriales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4127-4131
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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