Kinetoplastea

Belongs within: Discoba.Contains: Trypanosomatida. The Kinetoplastida are unicellular eukaryotes characterised by the presence of the kinetoplast, a region of the mitochondrion containing a large mass of DNA, with many mitochondrial pre-mRNAs subject to moderate or extensive editing (Adl et al. 2012). <==Kinetoplastea [Bodonida, Kinetoplastida] | i. s.: BordnamonasAS12 | Cephalothamnium cyclopumAS12, H04 |–Prokinetoplastida [Prokinetoplastina]AS12 |… Continue reading Kinetoplastea

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Euglenida

Belongs within: Discoba.Contains: Euglenophyceae. The Euglenida are a clade of unicellular eukaryotes bearing a pellicle of proteinaceous strips (Adl et al. 2012). Characters (from Adl et al. 2012): Pellicle of proteinaceous strips, fused in some taxa; when unfused, strips capable of active distortion (metaboly); carbohydrate store (where known) paramylon. <==Euglenida [Euglenoida, Euglenoidea, Euglenophyta]AS12 |–HeteronematinaAS12 |… Continue reading Euglenida

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Discoba

Belongs within: Eukaryota.Contains: Tetramitia, Euglenida, Kinetoplastea. The Discoba are a clade of unicellular eukaryotes united by molecular phylogenetic analyses. The clade was defined by Adl et al. (2019) as that arising from the most recent common ancestor of Jakoba libera, Andalucia godoyi, Euglena gracilis, Naegleria gruberi and Tsukubamonas globosa. <==DiscobaAB19 |–Tsukubamonas Yabuki et al. 2011C-S18,… Continue reading Discoba

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Trypanosomatida

Belongs within: Kinetoplastea. The Trypanosomatida are a group of micro-organisms parasitic on vertebrates, some of which are known for causing serious diseases. The African species T. brucei causes sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle. Characters (from Adl et al. 2012): Eukinetoplastic with kDNA network associated with ciliary basal body; uniciliated with cilium lacking… Continue reading Trypanosomatida

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