Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2006.00141.x
Title: Ultrastructural and phylogenetic studies on Blastocystis isolates from cockroaches
Authors: Yoshikawa, H.
Wu, Z.
Howe, J.
Hashimoto, T.
Geok-Choo, N.
Tan, K.S.W. 
Keywords: Electron microscopy
Phylogeny
Small subunit ribosomal RNA
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Citation: Yoshikawa, H., Wu, Z., Howe, J., Hashimoto, T., Geok-Choo, N., Tan, K.S.W. (2007-01). Ultrastructural and phylogenetic studies on Blastocystis isolates from cockroaches. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 54 (1) : 33-37. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2006.00141.x
Abstract: Four Blastocystis isolates from cockroaches were established and these isolates were morphologically confirmed as Blastocystis organisms by light and/or electron microscopy. As these isolates were morphologically indistinguishable from Blastocystis isolated from other animals, phylogenetic analyses were conducted using their small subunit ribosomal RNA genes. A analyses of these sequences with previously reported ones that had been classified into nine Blastocystis clades indicated the presence of a new clade that comprised only Blastocystis organisms from cockroaches (clade X). A clade comprised of amphibian and reptilian Blastocystis organisms (clade IX) was located at the basal position of the Blastocystis tree together with the common ancestor of Proteromonas and Protoopalina, clade X emerged after the divergences of these two basal clades and its branching position was clearly supported by bootstrap analysis. © 2006 by the International Society of Protistologists.
Source Title: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120833
ISSN: 10665234
DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2006.00141.x
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