The complete mitochondrial genomes of green tide algae Ulva flexuosa (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta)
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Ulva flexuosa, one kind of green tide algae, has outbroken in the Yellow Sea of China during the past 10 years. The blooms have now become the world’s largest green tide, making great disaster for the ecosystem. In the present study, we sequenced the mitochondrial genome of U. flexuosa for the first time (GenBank Accession Number KX455878). It was found that the annular-shape genome was made up of 71545 bases pairs, including 29 protein coding genes. We then aligned amino acid of chlorophyta species containing the 29 genes in series as cladogram, which shows U. flexuosa is the closest sister species of U. fasciata, U. prolifera and U. linza.
KeywordsGreen tides Mitochondrial genome Ulva flexuosa
This work was supported by National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC1402105), National Natural Science Foundation of China (41576163), Key Laboratory of Integrated Marine Monitoring and Applied Technologies for Harmful Algal Blooms, S.O.A. (MATHAB2017010), and General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M572743). The funders did not play a role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or manuscript preparation.
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