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Genetics of Aquatic Organisms 2018, Vol 2, Num, 2     (Pages: 49-52)

Molecular phylogeny of a thycoplanktonic naviculoid diatom, Haslea howeana, from the Black Sea: a new record for the Turkish Algal Flora

Özgür Baytut 1 ,Fatih Gümüş 2 ,Elif Ersanlı 2

1 University of Ondokuz Mayıs, Faculty of Arts and sciences, Department of Biology, Samsun, Turkey
2 University of Sinop, Faculty of Arts and sciences, Department of Biology, Sinop, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/2459-1831-v2_2_04 Viewed : 830 - Downloaded : 265 The aim of this study was to identify diatoms from the Southern Black Sea. Water samples were collected using a plankton net with 22 μm pores. Diatom cells were investigated under a light microscope and were then isolated for the single-cell PCR procedure. Phylogenetic inference showed that the isolates collected from the study area were affiliated with a naviculoid diatom Haslea howeana. We have reported the first molecular data concerning these species from the Black Sea and have contributed a new species record for the Turkish Algal Flora. Keywords : Naviculoid diatoms, phylogeny, PCR, haslea, Sinop