McInerney, James O. and Wilkinson, Mark and Patching, John W. and Embley, T. Martin and Powell, Richard
Recovery and Phylogenetic Analysis of Novel Archaeal rRNA
Sequences from a Deep-Sea Deposit Feeder.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM), 61 (4).
In 1992, two independent reports based on small-subunit rRNA gene (SSU rDNA) cloning revealed the presence of novel Archaea among marine bacterioplankton. Here, we report the presence of further novel Archaea SSU rDNA sequences recovered from the midgut contents of a deep-sea marine holothurian. Phylogenetic analyses show that these abyssal Archaea are a paraphyletic component of a highly divergent clade that also includes some planktonic sequences. Our data confirm that this clade is a deep-branching lineage in the
tree of life.
||Phylogenetic analysis; Small-subunit rRNA gene; SSU rRNA; Holothurians; Sea cucumbers; Archaea; Bacterioplankton.
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Dr. James McInerney
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