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|Título:||Evaluation of phylogenetic markers suitable for Planktothrix spp. discrimination|
Água e Solo
|Resumo:||In Portugal, potentially toxic cyanobacteria from Planktothrix genus have become frequently observed in freshwater reservoirs. Identification of Planktothrix species through optical microscopy is complicated due to limited morphological differences among them. The aim of this work was to determine the most suitable phylogenetic markers that could be used for the molecular identification of Planktothrix species. In order to do so, several genes of interest were selected: rpoB, rpoC1, cpcA, cpcB, rbcX, 16S rRNA genes and 16S rRNA–tRNAIle–tRNAAla-23S rRNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS), and their sequences retrieved from public databases. Phylogenetic analysis showed that 16S rRNA, cpcA, rbcX genes and ITS region trees do not allow a clear discrimination of Planktothrix species, however cpcB and rpoB seemed putative suitable phylogenetic markers for Planktothrix species identification. The applicability of these markers was then evaluated in 20 Planktothrix isolates, isolated over the years from several Portuguese freshwater reservoirs and maintained in the Estela Sousa e Silva Algae Culture Collection (ESSACC). The selected genes, cpcB and rpoB, were amplified by PCR and sequenced and the resulting trees compared with the phylogenetic clustering obtained with our previously characterized rpoC1 phylogenies. The phylogenetic analyses, based on the three gene regions, revealed that Planktothrix isolates analyzed in this study could be phylogenetically resolved into their corresponding species. This work contributes for the discussion of the appropriate genes that can be used in phylogenetic identification of Planktothrix species.|
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