srRNA evolution and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Naegleria (Protista: Rhizopoda).

  title={srRNA evolution and phylogenetic relationships of the genus Naegleria (Protista: Rhizopoda).},
  author={Peter R. Baverstock and S Illana and Peter Christy and B S Robinson and A. Myron Johnson},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={6 3},
A rapid RNA sequencing technique was used to partially sequence the small-subunit ribosomal RNA (srRNA) of four species of the amoeboid genus Naegleria. The extent of nucleotide sequence divergence between the two most divergent species was roughly similar to that found between mammals and frogs. However, the pattern of variation among the Naegleria species was quite different from that found for those species of tetrapods characterized to date. A phylogenetic analysis of the consensus… 

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