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Phylogeny and taxonomy of new and re-examined strains of Tubulinea (Amoebozoa)



Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source European Journal of Protistology
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords Amoebozoa; Mitochondrial cristae; Phylogeny; Taxonomy; Tubulinea
Description Morphological and molecular characterizations of three newly isolated tubulinean strains and re-examination of five strains formerly considered representatives of Saccamoeba and one strain formerly considered as Trichamoeba resulted in (a) the determination of strain BA02, isolated from a dripping rock ledge in Skansbukta (Binefjorden, Svalbard), as a new representative of Ptolemeba hulliensis Brown et al., 2014; (b) identification of strain ATCC 50249 (TM), deposited in the American Type Culture Collection as Trichamoeba, as the same species (P. bulnensis); (c) characterization of the new strain POHL into the Saccamoeba Glade as a member closely related to S. lacustris; and (d) changing the generic residence of three strains formerly considered as representatives of Saccamoeba (strain PV67 to the P. bulliensis Glade, and W 1876 and DP7 into the sister group of Ptolemeba noxubium Brown et al., 2014) whereas two other strains (MSED6), NTSHR) retain their original Saccamoeba clack position, Within the individual clades, the ultrastructure (especially the inner architecture of mitochondria) is congruent and thus of superior taxonomic value to that of light microscopic (morphometric) features.(C) 2017 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
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