Journal article

Diversity of dinoflagellate assemblages in coastal temperate and offshore tropical waters of Australia

Tahnee Manning, Arjun Venkatesh Thilagaraj, Dmitri Mouradov, Richard Piola, Clare Grandison, Matthew Gordon, Jeff Shimeta, Aidyn Mouradov

BMC ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dinoflagellates are a ubiquitous and ecologically important component of marine phytoplankton communities, with particularly notable species including those associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs) and those that bioluminesce. High-throughput sequencing offers a novel approach compared to traditional microscopy for determining species assemblages and distributions of dinoflagellates, which are poorly known especially in Australian waters. RESULTS: We assessed the composition of dinoflagellate assemblages in two Australian locations: coastal temperate Port Phillip Bay and offshore tropical waters of Davies Reef (Great Barrier Reef). These locations differ in certain environment..

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Grants

Awarded by Defence Science and Technology Organisation Research Agreement-Development of culturing procedures and molecular characterisation methodology for bioluminescent dinoflagellates


Funding Acknowledgements

The work has been funded by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation Research Agreement-Development of culturing procedures and molecular characterisation methodology for bioluminescent dinoflagellates MyIP: 9346. Contract Code: 32071. Funders contributions to the research were: RP involved in collection and biochemical analysis of water samples; CG and MG critically read the manuscript and interpreted data.