Journal of Plant Research

, Volume 113, Issue 4, pp 403–413

Variability in the rbcL Introns of Caulerpalean Algae (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae)

  • Takeaki Hanyuda
  • Shogo Arai
  • Kunihiko Ueda

DOI: 10.1007/PL00013948

Cite this article as:
Hanyuda, T., Arai, S. & Ueda, K. J Plant Res (2000) 113: 403. doi:10.1007/PL00013948


gene have been reported to date. Four new cases from Caulerpales, Ulvophyceae are described here. In the genus Caulerpa, the presence of an intron was unstable even in the infraspecific taxa. Based on comprehensive comparisons of the inserted positions, lengths of introns and so on, the presence of at least three kinds of introns, which probably have independent origins, was suggested in Caulerpales.

Keywords: Caulerpales, Intron, rbcL, Ulvophyceae 

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© The Botanical Society of Japan 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeaki Hanyuda
    • 1
  • Shogo Arai
    • 2
  • Kunihiko Ueda
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma, Kanazawa, 920–1192 JapanJP
  2. 2.Marine Algae Research Co., Ltd., Shingu, Fukuoka, 811–0114 JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kanazawa University, Kakuma, Kanazawa, 920–1192 JapanJP

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