A unique euplotid ciliate, Gastrocirrhus (Protozoa, Ciliophora): assessment of its phylogenetic position inferred from the small subunit rRNA gene sequence.

@article{Miao2007AUE,
  title={A unique euplotid ciliate, Gastrocirrhus (Protozoa, Ciliophora): assessment of its phylogenetic position inferred from the small subunit rRNA gene sequence.},
  author={Miao Miao and Weibo Song and Zigui Chen and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and Chen Shao and Jiamei Jiang and Wenbo Guo},
  journal={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={371-8}
}
The morphologically unique genus Gastrocirrhus has been considered a distinct but systematically uncertain euplotid due to the absence of both morphogenetic and molecular information. Based on the small subunit rRNA gene sequence, the phylogenetic position of Gastrocirrhus monilifer Ozaki & Yagui, 1942 was re-addressed using multiple algorithms (neighbor-joining, maximum parsimony, least-squares, and Bayesian inference methods). Results indicate that: (1) all phylogenetic trees using different… CONTINUE READING