Population-genetic structure of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis from the Gulf of Mexico Academic Article uri icon


  • Blooms of Karenia brevis, the major bloom-forming dinoflagellate in the Gulf of Mexico, are thought to originate in the eastern Gulf. Single-cell polymerase chain reaction and five microsatellites were used to obtain genotypes for >1800 cells from 38 samples collected from six bloom events. A consistent pattern of genetic divergence between blooms from Florida and Texas was not detected, which supports the hypothesis of a common origin for blooms of K. brevis in the Gulf of Mexico. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Henrichs, D. W., Renshaw, M. A., Gold, J. R., & Campbell, L.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • January 2013