Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 315–318 | Cite as

Molecular phylogenetic analyses of threeSynechococcus strains isolated from seawater near the ieodo ocean research station

  • Dong Han Choi
  • Jae Hoon Noh


ThreeSynechococcus strains were isolated from seawater near the Ieodo Ocean Research Station (IORS), and their 16S rDNA genes and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) between the 16S and 23S rRNA genes were sequenced to investigate their phylogenetic relationships. Phylogenetic trees based on the 16S rDNA and ITS sequences showed that they clustered in the main MC-ASynechococcus group (subcluster 5.1), but formed branches differentiating them from the described clades. As the IORS is located in an area affected by diverse water masses, highSynechococcus diversity is expected in the area. Therefore, the IORS might be a good site to study the diversity, physiology, and distribution of theSynechococcus group. Key words —Synechococcus, Phylogeney, 16S rRNA, ITS gene, Ieodo


Internal Transcribe Spacer Synechococcus Prochlorococcus Internal Transcribe Space Sequence Synechococcus Elongatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Environment Research DepartmentKORDI, AnsanKorea

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