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Diversity and phylogeny of insect trypanosomatids: all that is hidden shall be revealed.
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A phylogenetic approach has been applied to taxa recognition and description, and a culture-independent (PCR-based) approach for detection and identification of organisms in nature has made it feasible to study the diversity of the trypanosomatid group.
Evolution of parasitism in kinetoplastid flagellates.
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The origin and evolution of parasitism in bodonids and trypanosomatids and specific adaptations allowing these protozoa to co-exist with their hosts are discussed.
Diversity and Phylogeny of Insect Trypanosomatids Based on Small Subunit rRNA Genes: Polyphyly of Leptomonas and Blastocrithidia
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This analysis has clearly demonstrated that the morphological classification system of insect trypanosomatids does not always reflect their genetic affinities warranting its revision in the future.
New Species of Insect Trypanosomatids from Costa Rica and the Proposal for a New Subfamily within the Trypanosomatidae
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A proposal is put forward to recognize this natural taxon as a new subfamily, Leishmaniinae, within the family Trypanosomatidae, based on the high phylogenetic support for this clade, which is consistently recovered in all recent phylogenetic reconstructions.
Two New Species of Trypanosomatid Parasites Isolated from Heteroptera in Costa Rica
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Two new trypanosomatid species isolated from the intestinal tract of heteropteran insect hosts were described based on molecular phylogenetic analyses of Spliced Leader (SL) RNA gene repeats, glycosomal glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase, and small subunit ribosomal RNA genes, as well as by morphology.
An Integrated Morphological and Molecular Approach to a New Species Description in the Trypanosomatidae: the Case of Leptomonas podlipaevi n. sp., a Parasite of Boisea rubrolineata (Hemiptera:
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis has demonstrated that the new species is most closely related to Leptomonas seymouri and Leptonomonas pyrrhocoris, and has highlighted the polyphyly of the genus LePTomonas.
Morphological discordance of the new trypanosomatid species phylogenetically associated with the genus crithidia.
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The results clearly show that the current classification at the genus level is misleading and needs to be revised, and the phylogenetic clades potentially representing the candidate new genera of monoxenous trypanosomatids have started to emerge from the presented analyses.
An Unprecedented Non-canonical Nuclear Genetic Code with All Three Termination Codons Reassigned as Sense Codons
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A code variant that is discovered in a clade of trypanosomatids comprising nominal Blastocrithidia species and explains why this triplet can be read as a sense codon is described, expanding the limits of comprehension of one of the fundamental processes in molecular biology.
Leptomonas costaricensis sp. n. (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae), a member of the novel phylogenetic group of insect trypanosomatids closely related to the genus Leishmania
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A flagellate isolated from the intestinal tract of a reduviid bug Ricolla simillima in Costa Rica was found to represent a new trypanosomatid species, and the novel phylogenetic clade representing the closest known relative of Leishmania was revealed.
New Approaches to Systematics of Trypanosomatidae: Criteria for Taxonomic (Re)description.
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The current status, specific cases, and examples of generalized solutions are presented under conditions where practicality is openly favored over rigid taxonomic codes or blind phylogenetic approach.
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