A Molecular Phylogenetic Investigation of Zoothamnium (Ciliophora, Peritrichia, Sessilida) 1

@article{Clamp2006AMP,
  title={A Molecular Phylogenetic Investigation of Zoothamnium (Ciliophora, Peritrichia, Sessilida) 1},
  author={John C. Clamp and Daniel Williams},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={53}
}
ABSTRACT. The gene coding for 18S small subunit ribosomal RNA (ssu rRNA) was sequenced in seven free‐living, marine species of the sessiline peritrich genus Zoothamnium. These were Zoothamnium niveum, Zoothamnium alternans, Zoothamnium pelagicum, and four unidentified species. The ssu rRNA gene also was sequenced in Vorticella convallaria, Vorticella microstoma, and in an unidentified, freshwater species of Vorticella. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using these new sequences to test a… Expand
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