Molecular taxonomy and distribution of Porphyra sp. along the Brittany coasts

Nina Lopatina

Sampling, preserving, DNA extraction, amplification and sequencing of red algae Porphyra sp. from different populations on the coasts of Brittany (France) were carried out during the master thesis. Obtained data were used for phylogenetic analysis together with the sequences already available in the UMR laboratory in Roscoff biological station. Difficulties of morphological differentiation, species identification and cultivation of the species were discussed.