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Eumycetozoa = Amoebozoa?: SSUrDNA Phylogeny of Protosteloid Slime Molds and Its Significance for the Amoebozoan Supergroup

PLoS One, Aug 2009, Vol.4(8), p.e6754 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Eumycetozoa = Amoebozoa?: SSUrDNA Phylogeny of Protosteloid Slime Molds and Its Significance for the Amoebozoan Supergroup
  • Author: Shadwick, Lora ; Spiegel, Frederick ; Shadwick, John ; Brown, Matthew ; Silberman, Jeffrey
  • Found In: PLoS One, Aug 2009, Vol.4(8), p.e6754 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Eumycetozoa ; Arkansas ; Amoebozoa ; Protozoa ; Rrna ; Phylogenetics ; Fruit Bodies ; Phylogeny ; Evolution ; Bioinformatics ; Spores ; Eukaryotes ; Phylogeny ; Slime ; Hypotheses ; Gene Sequencing ; Studies ; Eukaryotes ; Slime ; Microscopy
  • Language: English
  • Description: Amoebae that make fruiting bodies consisting of a stalk and spores and classified as closely related to the myxogastrids have classically been placed in the taxon Eumycetozoa. Traditionally, there are three groups comprising Eumycetozoa: myxogastrids, dictyostelids, and the so-called protostelids. Dictyostelids and myxogastrids both make multicellular fruiting bodies that may contain hundreds of spores. Protostelids are those amoebae that make simple fruiting bodies consisting of a stalk and one or a few spores. Protostelid-like organisms have been suggested as the progenitors of the myxogastrids and dictyostelids, and they have been used to formulate hypotheses on the evolution of fruiting within the group. Molecular phylogenies have been published for both myxogastrids and dictyostelids, but little molecular phylogenetic work has been done on the protostelids. Here we provide phylogenetic trees based on the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU) that include 21 protostelids along with...
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 19326203 ; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006754

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