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Trypanosomes are monophyletic: evidence from genes for glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase and small subunit ribosomal RNA.
The gGAPDH results support the hypothesis that trypanosomes evolved from an ancestral insect parasite, which adapted to a vertebrate/insect transmission cycle, and implies that the switch from terrestrial insect to aquatic leech vectors for fish and some amphibian try panosomes was secondary. Expand
The evolution and diversity of kinetoplastid flagellates.
Five years ago, little was known about kinetoplastid evolution. Recent improvements in the taxon sampling for nuclear rRNA genes and several protein markers have transformed this understanding.Expand
The molecular evolution of Trypanosomatidae.
Phylogenetic analysis of a diverse selection of trypanosomatid species suggests that the genus Trypanosoma is monophyletic and that the human parasites, T. cruzi and Leishmania spp. Expand
Patterns of co-evolution between trypanosomes and their hosts deduced from ribosomal RNA and protein-coding gene phylogenies.
Relationships between trypanosomes are examined using phylogenies based on the genes for the small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) and the glycosomal glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase (gGAPDH) to resolve the deepest split within the genus. Expand
Lost in parameter space: A road map for Stacks
Using three empirical RAD-seq datasets, it is demonstrated that building loci de novo and then integrating alignment positions is more effective than aligning raw reads directly to a reference genome. Expand
A nested PCR for the ssrRNA gene detects Trypanosoma binneyi in the platypus and Trypanosoma sp. in wombats and kangaroos in Australia.
The nested PCR was at least as sensitive as culture, and analysis of the PCR products gave parasite-specific fingerprints, therefore this method could be suitable for rapidly screening host animals for the presence of trypanosomes and identifying the infecting strain. Expand
Symbiodinium thermophilum sp. nov., a thermotolerant symbiotic alga prevalent in corals of the world's hottest sea, the Persian/Arabian Gulf
Through the characterisation of Symbiodinium associations of 6 species (5 genera) of Gulf corals, it is demonstrated that S. thermophilum is the prevalent symbiont all year round in the world's hottest sea, the southern Persian/Arabian Gulf. Expand
A new lineage of trypanosomes from Australian vertebrates and terrestrial bloodsucking leeches (Haemadipsidae).
It is suggested that haemadipsid leeches may be significant and widespread vectors of trypanosomes in Australia and Asia. Expand
Paraphyly in Hawaiian hybrid blowfly populations and the evolutionary history of anthropophilic species
Complementary nuclear (28S rRNA) and mitochondrial (COI + II) gene markers were sequenced from the blowflies, Lucilia cuprina and Lucilia sericata, from Europe, Africa, North America, Australasia and Hawaii, indicating a population bottleneck in the evolutionary history of these island flies. Expand