Publication
Title
Knowledge of morphology is still required when identifying new amoeba isolates by molecular techniques
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Abstract
We have isolated several free-living amoeba strains from the environment in Ghana, which have internal transcribed spacers, including the 5.8S rDNA, sequences similar to sequences attributed to Vahlkampfiidae (Heterolobosea) in databases. However, morphological examination shows that the isolates belong to the Hartmannellidae (Amoebozoa). We provide evidence that the sequences in the databases are wrongly classified as belonging to a genus or species of the Vahlkampfiidae, but rather belong to strains of the genus Hartmannella.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of protistology. - Stuttgart
Publication
Stuttgart : 2012
ISSN
0932-4739
Volume/pages
48:3(2012), p. 178-184
ISI
000306880900003
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 16.07.2017
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