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CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms
A group of protist experts proposes a two-step DNA barcoding approach, comprising a universal eukaryotic pre-barcode followed by group-specific barcodes, to unveil the hidden biodiversity ofExpand
Unapparent Microsporidial Infection among Immunocompetent Humans in the Czech Republic
Findings clearly show that exposure to microsporidia is common among immunocompetent people and thatmicrosporidiosis is not linked to any clinical manifestation in healthy populations. Expand
Between a Pod and a Hard Test: The Deep Evolution of Amoebae
The results support the hypothesis that the last common ancestor of Amoebozoa was sexual and flagellated, and it also may have had the ability to disperse propagules from a sporocarp-type fruiting body. Expand
Diversity and host specificity of Blastocystis in syntopic primates on Rubondo Island, Tanzania.
Observed host specificity of Blastocystis provides a new understanding of the transmission and distribution of Blastocrystis among sympatric hosts under natural conditions. Expand
SlowFaster, a user-friendly program for slow-fast analysis and its application on phylogeny of Blastocystis
SlowFaster is a user-friendly tool providing new alignments prepared with slow-fast analysis, which can be used for further phylogenetic analyses with lower risk of long branch attraction artifacts. Expand
Morphology and SSU rDNA-based phylogeny of a new strain of Saccamoeba sp. [Saccamoeba Frenzel, 1892, Amoebozoa]
Light- and electron-microscopic data on a new strain of free-living amoeba isolated from dead aquarium fish are supplemented with its SSU rDNA sequence, and sequences of NTSHR strain should be considered representative of the genus Saccamoeba instead of sequences of ATCC 30942 strain. Expand
Three New Species of the Amoebozoan Genus Vexillifera Schaeffer, 1926
Five amoeba strains isolated from organs of fish were selected by morphology as possible members of the genus Vexillifera Schaeffer, 1926. Phylogenetic analyses of SSU rDNA sequences revealed thatExpand
Phylogenetic position of Protoopalina intestinalis based on SSU rRNA gene sequence.
The phylogenetic analyses clearly demonstrate that Cavalier-Smith's phylum Bigyra, which comprises Oomycetes and their relatives together with Slopalinida and Blastocystis, is not monophyletic, and shows opalinids as a sister group to Proteromonas within the Stramenopila clade. Expand
Illustrated Guide to Culture Collection of Free-living Amoebae
The Guide is designed as a catalogue of strains of free-living amoebae and amoeboid organisms isolated from organs of animals, mostly freshwater or marine fish and marine invertebrates, supplementedExpand
Phylogenetic position of Karotomorpha and paraphyly of Proteromonadidae.
The taxon Slopalinida comprises two families of anaerobic protists living as commensals in the intestine of vertebrates and the representatives of the second family are quite diVerent from the proteromonadid Xagellates. Expand