Evidence from SSU rRNA phylogeny that Octomitus is a sister lineage to Giardia.

  title={Evidence from SSU rRNA phylogeny that Octomitus is a sister lineage to Giardia.},
  author={P. Keeling and G. Brugerolle},
  volume={157 2},
  • P. Keeling, G. Brugerolle
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Protist
  • Octomitus intestinalis is a diplomonad flagellate inhabiting the digestive tract of rodents and amphibians. Octomitus is of evolutionary interest because, based on ultrastructural characteristics, it is thought to be closely related to the morphologically derived genus Giardia, and together they have been proposed to make up the Giardiinae. In molecular trees of diplomonads, Giardia is the deepest branching lineage, so identifying a sister group to Giardia that is less derived would be… CONTINUE READING
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