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1 November 2002 Multiple Strains of the Parasitic Dinoflagellate Amoebophrya Exist in Chesapeake Bay
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Small subunit rRNA sequences were amplified from Amoebophrya strains infecting Karlodinium micrum, Gymnodinium instriatum and an unidentified Scrippsiella species in Chesapeake Bay. The alignable parts of the sequences differed from each other and from the previously reported rRNA sequence of the Amoebophrya strain infecting Akashiwo sanguinea in Chesapeake Bay by 4 to 10%. This is a greater degree of difference than sometimes found between sequences from separate genera of free-living dinoflagellates. These sequence differences indicate that the Amoebophrya strains parasitizing dinoflagellates in Chesapeake Bay do not all belong to the same species. In spite of their relative dissimilarity, the sequences do group together into a single clade with high bootstrap support in phylogenetic trees constructed from the sequences.

JOHN H. GUNDERSON, SHINU A. JOHN, W. CHANSON BOMAN II, and D. WAYNE COATS "Multiple Strains of the Parasitic Dinoflagellate Amoebophrya Exist in Chesapeake Bay," The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 49(6), 469-474, (1 November 2002). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2002.tb00230.x
Received: 7 March 2002; Accepted: 7 September 2002; Published: 1 November 2002
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