Author(s): Gugger M, Molica R, Le Berre B, Dufour P, Bernard C,
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Abstract The genetic diversity of Cylindrospermopsis strains (cyanobacteria) was examined using mainly the 16S-23S internally transcribed spacer (ITS1) sequences. Strains were grouped in three clusters: (i) America, (ii) Europe, and (iii) Africa and Australia. These results suggested a recent spread of Cylindrospermopsis across the American and European continents from restricted warm refuge areas instead of exchanges between continents. On the other hand, they also suggested a recent colonization of Australia by African strains.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography