Two new species of dictyostelid cellular slime molds from Alaska
2010 (English)In: Mycologia, ISSN 0027-5514, E-ISSN 1557-2536, Vol. 102, no 3, 588-595 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In sampling soils to survey dictyostelid cellular slime molds in Alaska we encountered two groups of isolates that have morphologies that differ from any previously described species within their group. We sequenced the nuclear small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU rDNA) of selected isolates from the two groups and found sequences from both groups to be distinct from all previously described dictyostelid sequences. Phylogenetic analyses place one novel species in dictyostelid Group 2 and the other in Group 4 (Schaap et al. 2006). In this paper we formally describe as new these two species of cellular slime molds, Dictyostelium ammophilum sp. nov. and Dictyostelium borealesp. nov., based on the combination of morphological and molecular characters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 102, no 3, 588-595 p.
Alaska, cellular slime molds, molecular data, morphology, taxonomy
Research subject Biology with specialization in Systematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-136079DOI: 10.3852/09-107ISI: 000278356900009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-136079DiVA: diva2:376163
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 236501