Molecular Evidence That Reticulomyxa Filosa Is A Freshwater Naked Foraminifer

  title={Molecular Evidence That Reticulomyxa Filosa Is A Freshwater Naked Foraminifer},
  author={J. Pawlowski and I. Bol{\'i}var and JOSE F. Fahrni and C. Vargas and Samuel S. Bowser},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  • J. Pawlowski, I. Bolívar, +2 authors Samuel S. Bowser
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • ABSTRACT Reticulomyxa filosa is a freshwater protist possessing fine granular, branching and anastomosing pseudopodia and therefore traditionally placed in the class Granuloreticulosea, order Athalamida, as a sister group to the order Foraminiferida. Recent studies have revealed remarkable similarities in pseudopodial motility and ultrastructure between R. filosa and foraminifera (e.g. Allogromia laticollaris), prompting us to conduct a molecular phylogenetic analysis of these seemingly… CONTINUE READING
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