Phylogenetic position of the genus Perkinsus (Protista, Apicomplexa) based on small subunit ribosomal RNA

Goggin C.L. and Barker S.C. (1993) Phylogenetic position of the genus Perkinsus (Protista, Apicomplexa) based on small subunit ribosomal RNA. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 60 1: 65-70. doi:10.1016/0166-6851(93)90029-W


Author Goggin C.L.
Barker S.C.
Title Phylogenetic position of the genus Perkinsus (Protista, Apicomplexa) based on small subunit ribosomal RNA
Journal name Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0166-6851
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0166-6851(93)90029-W
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 65
End page 70
Total pages 6
Subject 1312 Molecular Biology
2405 Parasitology
Abstract Parasites of the genus Perkinsus destroy marine molluscs worldwide. Their phylogenetic position within the kingdom Protista is controversial. Nucleotide sequence data (1792 bp) from the small subunit rRNA gene of Perkinsus sp. from Anadara trapezia (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from Moreton Bay, Queensland, was used to examine the phylogenetic affinities of this enigmatic genus. These data were aligned with nucleotide sequences from 6 apicomplexans, 3 ciliates, 3 flagellates, a dinoflagellate, 3 fungi, maize and human. Phylogenetic trees were constructed after analysis with maximum parsimony and distance matrix methods. Our analyses indicate that Perkinsus is phylogenetically closer to dinoflagellates and to coccidean and piroplasm apicomplexans than to fungi or flagellates.
Keyword 18S rRNA
Apicomplexa
Perkinsus
Small subunit ribosomal RNA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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