Sequence heterogeneity of the ribosomal RNA intergenic region Alexandrium species

Rachael A. Spalter, David Walsh, Rosalind A. Reeves, David J. Saul, Russell D. Gray, Peter L. Bergquist, Lincoln Mackenzie, Patricia R. Bergquist*

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We report on the identification of unique sequences within the highly variable rDNA ITS regions and more conserved 5.8S regions which provide data for the design of species- and genus-specific probes, and we examine some aspects of the phylogeny of Alexandrium isolates from New Zealand waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997


  • Alexandrium
  • dinophyceae
  • intergenic transcribed spacer sequences
  • molecular probes
  • paralytic shellfish poisoning
  • PSP
  • toxic algae
  • toxic phytoplankton

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