Phylogeny of Six Genera of the Subclass Haptoria (Ciliophora, Litostomatea) Inferred from Sequences of the Gene Coding for Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA

  title={Phylogeny of Six Genera of the Subclass Haptoria (Ciliophora, Litostomatea) Inferred from Sequences of the Gene Coding for Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA},
  author={Shan Gao and Weibo Song and Hongwei Ma and John C. Clamp and Zhenzhen Yi and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and Zigui Chen and Xiaofeng Lin},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
ABSTRACT. The small subunit ribosomal RNA genes of nine species belonging to six genera of litostome ciliates, namely Amphileptus aeschtae, Chaenea teres, Chaenea vorax, Lacrymaria marina, Litonotus paracygnus, Loxophyllum sp.‐GD‐070419, Loxophyllum jini, Loxophyllum rostratum, and Phialina salinarum, were sequenced for the first time. Phylogenetic trees were constructed using different methods to assess the inter‐ and intra‐generic relationships of haptorians, of which Chaenea, Lacrymaria… 

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