Small subunit ribosomal RNA evolution in the genus Acanthamoeba.

  title={Small subunit ribosomal RNA evolution in the genus Acanthamoeba.},
  author={A. Myron Johnson and R. Fielke and Peter Christy and B S Robinson and Peter R. Baverstock},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  volume={136 9},
Reverse transcription of small subunit ribosomal RNA (srRNA) was used to determine the partial nucleotide sequences of the srRNA of seven isolates of Acanthamoeba. These seven sequences and the sequence of the corresponding region in an A. castellanii previously totally sequenced were compared in order to investigate evolution of the srRNA gene in Acanthamoeba. The results of the comparisons were consistent with the hypotheses that the genus is monophyletic, that the Pussard and Pons grouping… 

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