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Host species as a strong determinant of the intestinal microbiota of fish larvae
The present study suggests that the intestines of the four fish larvae, although reared in the same environment, contained distinct bacterial populations, while intestinal eukaryotic microorganisms were almost identical. Expand
Reevaluation of the Phylogenetic Relationship between Mobilid and Sessilid Peritrichs (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) Based on Small Subunit rRNA Genes Sequences
It is suggested that the oral structures of peritrichs are the result of evolutionary convergence, and granules in the adhesive disc might be a phylogenetic character of high importance within the Family Trichodinidae. Expand
Phylogenomics solves a long-standing evolutionary puzzle in the ciliate world: The subclass Peritrichia is monophyletic.
These analyses resolve a long-standing debate in ciliate molecular phylogenetics and provide support for the classical view that the morphological features of the two peritrich orders Mobilida and Sessilida arose by descent from the same common ancestor and are not the result of convergence. Expand
Large-scale phylogenomic analysis reveals the phylogenetic position of the problematic taxon Protocruzia and unravels the deep phylogenetic affinities of the ciliate lineages.
The Ciliophora is one of the most studied protist lineages because of its important ecological role in the microbial loop and there is a paucity of data when it comes to availability of protein-coding genes especially for taxa that do not belong to the class Oligohymenophorea. Expand
Molecular Phylogeny of Stentor (Ciliophora: Heterotrichea) Based on Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Sequences
The complete small subunit rRNA genes of three Stentor species were sequenced and used to construct phylogenetic trees using the maximum parsimony, neighbor joining, and Bayesian analysis, and with all phylogenetic methods, the genusStentor was monophyletic. Expand
Reconsideration of Phylogenetic Relationships of the Subclass Peritrichia (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) Based on Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequences, with the Establishment of a New Subclass
It is argued that the oral apparatus in the mobilians and sessilid peritrichs is a homoplasy, probably due to convergent evolution driven by their similar life‐styles and feeding strategies. Expand
Studies on Trichodinid and Chilodonellid Ciliophorans (Protozoa: Ciliophora) in the Indian freshwater and estuarine fishes with description of Trichodinella sunderbanensis sp. nov. and Trichodina
A comprehensive icthyoparasotological survey among estuarine and freshwater fishes of West Bengal, India revealed Trichodinella sunderbanensis sp. nov. and Trichodina acuta Lom, 1961 from anExpand
Phylogenetic relationships among Trichodinidae [Ciliophora: Peritricha] derived from the characteristic values of denticles
The evolutionary trend of the denticle is discussed and it is concluded that the denticles of the adhesive disc should be an apomorphic feature of the trichodinids and their changes could reflect the evolutionary tendencies of these ciliates. Expand
Microzooplanktonic grazers – A potentially devastating threat to the commercial success of microalgal mass culture
The implications of algal mass culture are discussed in the context of how infection could be prevented/minimised and if infection occurs, how this may be managed to prevent excessive losses in productivity or quality of the algal crop. Expand
Alpha‐Tubulin and Small Subunit rRNA Phylogenies of Peritrichs Are Congruent and Do Not Support the Clustering of Mobilids and Sessilids (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea)
Assessing the reliability of the SSU rRNA phylogeny in terms of congruency with α‐tubulin phylogeny shows that the mobilids and sessilids are consistently separated in all trees, which reinforces the idea that the peritrichs do not constitute a monophyletic group. Expand