Molecular studies on the genus Massarina


Grant Data
Project Title
Molecular studies on the genus Massarina
Principal Investigator
Professor Hodgkiss, Ivor John   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Aptroot Andre   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Spatafora   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Hyde Kevin David   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
32
Start Date
1998-01-01
Completion Date
2000-08-31
Amount
686880
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7231/97M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1997/1998
Status
Completed
Objectives
To establish the phylogenetic relationships of Massarina species by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA; to establish the phylogenetic relationships of Massarina species to ot her families by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA; to equate the phylogenetic relationships derived from DNA sequencing with our observations derived from morphological and ultrastructural studies; to establish the evolutionary phylogeny of Massarina species including freshwater, marine and terrestrial taxa, by comparison of the nucleotide sequences of evolutionary conserved regions of their mitochondrial and ribosomal DNA ; to examine the character coding and phylogenetic analysis of morphological and ultrastructural characteristics.