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The phylogeny of Myxosporea (Myxozoa) based on small subunit ribosomal RNA gene analysis.
  • I. Fiala
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 December 2006
The phylogenetic trees derived from this study suggest that several currently utilised characters may be homoplasious or that reliance on a single gene tree may not adequately reflect the phylogeny of the myxosporeans. Expand
History of myxozoan character evolution on the basis of rDNA and EF-2 data
The reliability of rDNA as a marker explaining myxozoan relationships is demonstrated and the discrepancy between phylogeny and current taxonomy based on spore morphology is determined to be due to an extreme myxospore plasticity occurring during myXozoan evolution. Expand
Kudoa dianae sp. n. (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida), a new parasite of bullseye puffer, Sphoeroides annulatus (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae).
Analysis of phylogenetic relationships among five Kudoa species revealed that K. dianae is distinguishable from these five species and that its closest relation is with K. miniauiriculata. Expand
Classification and Phylogenetics of Myxozoa
This chapter provides an updated spore-based taxonomic key that takes into account the recent recognition of the cnidarian origin of myxozoans as well as important revisions at generic, family and suborder levels over the last decade. Expand
Diversity of Insect Trypanosomatids Assessed from the Spliced Leader RNA and 5S rRNA Genes and Intergenic Regions1
The data revealed additional discrepancies between molecular phylogenetic data and cell morphology, rendering current trypanosomatid taxonomy unreliable, and several isolates seem to belong to a single species with an unexpectedly wide host and geographical range. Expand
Neoparamoeba branchiphila n. sp., and related species of the genus Neoparamoeba Page, 1987: morphological and molecular characterization of selected strains.
A total of 18 Neoparamoeba strains were characterized both morphologically and using the SSU rRNA gene sequences as molecular markers, revealing a new species, N. branchiphila n. Expand
Perkinsiella amoebae-like endosymbionts of Neoparamoeba spp., relatives of the kinetoplastid Ichthyobodo
Phylogenetic analyses of SSU rRNA gene sequence data currently available revealed close relationship of the first sequenced Perkinsiella amoebae-like organism with Ichthyobodo necator, and sequence comparisons disclosed that P. amoEBae- like organisms possess SL RNA genes with a significant level of divergence from other kinetoplastids. Expand
Concatenated SSU and LSU rDNA data confirm the main evolutionary trends within myxosporeans (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) and provide an effective tool for their molecular phylogenetics.
The D5-3'-end part of the LSU rRNA gene is proposed as the most informative region which provides in concatenation with the complete SSU a well resolved and robust tree. Expand
The phylogeny of marine and freshwater species of the genus Chloromyxum Mingazzini, 1890 (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) based on small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences.
Three newly sequenced species of the genus Chloromyxum represent three separate lineages within the myxosporean tree and do not support the monophyly of this genus. Expand