Diversity and Phylogeny of Insect Trypanosomatids Based on Small Subunit rRNA Genes: Polyphyly of Leptomonas and Blastocrithidia

@inproceedings{Merzlyak2001DiversityAP,
  title={Diversity and Phylogeny of Insect Trypanosomatids Based on Small Subunit rRNA Genes: Polyphyly of Leptomonas and Blastocrithidia},
  author={Ekaterina M. Merzlyak and Vyacheslav Yurchenko and A. A. Kolesnikov and Kirill Alexandrov and Sergei A. Podlipaev and Dmitri A. Maslov},
  booktitle={The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology},
  year={2001}
}
Abstract With the aim of further investigating phylogenetic relationships in insect trypanosomatids, we have determined the sequences of small subunit rRNA genes from ten isolates, which were originally classified as Leptomonas, Blastocrithidia, and Wallaceina based on their morphology in the hosts. The inferred maximum likelihood, parsimony, and distance trees indicate that the Leptomonas and Blastocrithidia are polyphyletic, and confirm the polyphyly of Herpetomonas and Crithidia… 
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