International Journal of
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Plant Physiol. Biochem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2162
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 103

Full Length Research Paper

Molecular phylogeny of Prorocentrum (Dinoflagellata) from the Pacific Coast of Mexico based on the parsimony analysis of fragments of LSUrDNA and SSUrDNA

Eréndira J. Cohen-Fernández*, Francisco F. Pedroche, Mónica Rodríguez Palacios,Sergio Álvarez Hernández and Esther Meave del Castillo
Departamento de Hidrobiología, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa, Apartado Postal 55-535, México D. F. 09340, México.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 84F343E323
  • Vol.2(3), pp. 29-37, July 2010
  •  Accepted: 13 May 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010


A phylogenetic analysis of the Prorocentrum species is presented, that includes the sequences of the large and small ribosomal RNA subunits from 19 cultures from 13 of the 20 species reported in the Pacific coast of Mexico; the results showed that P. micans,P. gracile and P. mexicanum were the closest of species, that planktonic may be more recent than epibenthonic species and it is suggested that the probable ancestor of theProrocentrum genus could be a round cell without apical spine, toxic and epibenthonic.

Key words: Prorocentrum, parsimony analysis, dinoflagellates, LSUrDNA, SSUrDNA


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