Molecular identification of green algal balls from Dee-Why beach, Sydney, Australia

<p>A collection of green algal balls washed up on Dee-Why beach in Sydney, Australia, in September and October 2014. These documents describe our efforts to identify the species of alga that comprise these balls using molecular biology.<br><br>The summary.pdf file describes in detail what we did, and combined with the other files in this repository contains all the information necessary to replicate our analysis. <br><br>To summarise our findings - we sequenced two gene regions (ITS and 18S) from each of two algal balls. All of our analyses suggest that we can unambiguously identify the species as <em>Chaetomorpha linum</em> (http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=222).  </p>