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New insights into Chroococcus (Cyanobacteria) and two related genera: Cryptococcum gen. nov. and Inacoccus gen. nov.

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Autor(es):
Gama, Watson Arantes [1] ; Rigonato, Janaina [2] ; Fiore, Marli Fatima [2] ; Sant'Anna, Celia Leite [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Inst Bot, Nucleus Phycol, Av Miguel Stefano 3687, BR-04301902 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, CENA, Ctr Nucl Energy Agr, Av Centenario 303, BR-13400970 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: European Journal of Phycology; v. 54, n. 3 APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Many cyanobacterial morphospecies with hemispherical cells have been assigned to the genus Chroococcus, but increasingly genetic information has shown that the genus is polyphyletic. Here we describe two new genera based on two new species, Inacoccus gen. nov. based on Inacoccus carmineus sp. nov. and Cryptococcum gen. nov. based on Cryptococcum brasiliense sp. nov. Both genera have morphological features typical of the genus Chroococcus and are based on strains isolated from terrestrial habitats of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Inacoccus differs from Chroococcus in forming nanocytes and by producing an intensely red-coloured sheath. Cryptococcum is a cryptic genus and two species, C. brasiliense and C. komarkovaum, have been recognized by a molecular approach (16 rRNA and 16S-23S ITS sequences). The 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny indicates that these proposed genera form monophyletic clades apart from the Chroococcus sensu stricto cluster. Additionally, the tropical species Chroococcus subviolaceus was studied by molecular methods for the first time. The results confirmed a vast phylogenetic diversity hidden under the simple morphology of Chroococcus morphotypes, and show that terrestrial environments are a promising field of research. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/16430-1 - Caracterização molecular e fenotípica de gêneros das famílias Synechococcaceae e Chroococcaceae (Cyanobacteria) de ambientes terrestres da Mata Atlântica, SP, Brasil
Beneficiário:Watson Arantes Gama Júnior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/50425-8 - Biodiversity of cyanobacteria and their bioactive compounds from under-explored Brazilian habitats
Beneficiário:Marli de Fátima Fiore
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular