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Genes for the cytoskeletal protein tubulin in the bacterial genus Prosthecobacter
Tubulins, the protein constituents of the microtubule cytoskeleton, are present in all known eukaryotes but have never been found in the Bacteria or Archaea. Here we report the presence of twoExpand
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Describe Protists: Redescriptions of Novistrombidium testaceum Anigstein 1914 and Strombidium inclinatum Montagnes, Taylor, and Lynn 1990 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichia)
Abstract We combined behavioral, morphological (live, stained, scanning and transmission electron-microscope), and molecular data to redescribe two common, intertidal oligotrich ciliates,Expand
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Defensive extrusive ectosymbionts of Euplotidium (Ciliophora) that contain microtubule-like structures are bacteria related to Verrucomicrobia.
Epixenosomes, ectosymbionts on hypotrich ciliates (genus Euplotidium) defend their host against the ciliate predator Litonotus lamella. Although here only Euplotidium itoi and Euplotidium arenariumExpand
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A molecular approach to the tangled intrageneric relationships underlying phylogeny in Euplotes (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea).
The cosmopolitan genus Euplotes is remarkable among ciliates for its species richness. To understand the still tangled taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships within the genus, small subunit rRNAExpand
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Growth medium recycling in Nannochloropsis sp. mass cultivation.
During cell division Nannochloropsis releases the thick and multilayered parent cell wall [Phycologia 35 (1996) 253]. The excretion of autoinhibitory substances in Nannochloropsis cultures has beenExpand
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Coexistence of tubulins and ftsZ in different Prosthecobacter species.
Prosthecobacter, one of the few cultivable representatives of the bacterial phylum Verrucomicrobia, is of increasing interest to the scientific community due to the presence of tubulin genes in itsExpand
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Describe Protists: a Morphological, Ultrastructural, and Molecular Study on Peritromus kahli Villeneuve-Brachon, 1940 (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea)
Abstract This study represents the first extended report on a species of the ciliate genus Peritromus, widespread in marine biotopes, characterized by a dorso-ventral differentiation peculiar amongExpand
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Resting cysts: A survival strategy in Protozoa Ciliophora
Abstract Encystment is a reversible cell differentiation process that also requires an antagonistic process, i.e. excystment. Both processes are genetically encoded. Encystment is of commonExpand
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Molecular systematics and ultrastructural characterization of a forgotten species: Chattonidium setense (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea)
In the present paper we redescribe the ciliate Chattonidium setense Villeneuve 1937 combining morphological observations (live, stained, scanning, and transmission electron microscope) withExpand
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Extrusomes in Ciliates: Diversification, Distribution, and Phylogenetic Implications
  • G. Rosati, L. Modeo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology
  • 1 November 2003
Abstract Exocytosis is, in all likelihood, an important communication method among microbes. Ciliates are highly differentiated and specialized micro-organisms for which versatile and/orExpand
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