Here we document the use of environmental DNA metabarcoding, using the partial LSU rDNA and 23S rDNA plastid molecular markers, to elucidate littoral algal diversity in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
Codium pulvinatum is a new species we described for the Arabian Sea which has been found already as a recently introduced species into the Meditarrean Sea!
Read about it by clicking here Codium pulvinatum
For decades we have not been able to amplify or sequence common genes from the Cladophorales, an order of abundant marine and freshwater green algae, now we found the reason why!
Click here to read this new discovery! Cladophorales
Our new publication has received great attention from Nature News and Scientific American News:
Congratulations to Gabriela Garcia-Soto and Trey Melton, grad students at the Phycolab in being honored with the 2014-2015 Aquatic Enhancement Fellowship from UA! 🙂
Congratulations to graduate student Gabriela Garcia-Soto, she is the recipient of the 2014 E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellowship Award. Here she is receiving the award from E. O. Wilson!