Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 216–217 | Cite as

The relatedness of Prochloron sp. Isolated from different didemnid ascidian hosts

  • Erko Stackebrandt
  • Elke Seewaldt
  • Valerie J. Fowler
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
Short Communication


The relationship of Prochloron sp. isolated from four different didemnid ascidian hosts, namely Lissoclinum patella, Lissoclinum voeltzkowi, Diplosoma virensand Trididemnum cyclops was elucidated by comparative analysis of their 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (RNA). The oligonucleotide catalogues of the 16S rRNA obtained are almost identical, indicating a very close relationship among the prochlorophytes investigated. Phylogenetically Prochloron is a member of Cyanobacteriales.

Key words

Prochloron Cyanobacteria Didemnid ascidians Phylogeny Taxonomy 16S ribosomal RNA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erko Stackebrandt
    • 1
  • Elke Seewaldt
    • 1
  • Valerie J. Fowler
    • 1
  • Karl-Heinz Schleifer
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für MikrobiologieTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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