Molecular Evolutionary Analyses of Nuclear‐Encoded Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Identify an Independent Rhizopod Lineage Containing the Euglyphina and the Chlorarachniophyta

@article{Bhattacharya1995MolecularEA,
  title={Molecular Evolutionary Analyses of Nuclear‐Encoded Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Identify an Independent Rhizopod Lineage Containing the Euglyphina and the Chlorarachniophyta},
  author={Debashish Bhattacharya and T Helmchen and Michael Melkonian},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={42}
}
The Rhizopoda comprise a diverse assemblage of protists which depend on lobose or filose pseudopodia for locomotion. The biochemical and morphological diversity of rhizopods has led to an uncertain taxonomy. Ribosomal RNA sequence comparisons offer a measure of evolutionary relatedness that is independent of morphology and has been used to demonstrate a polyphyletic origin of the Lobosea. We sequenced complete small subunit ribosomal RNA coding regions from the filose amoebae, Euglypha rotunda… Expand
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