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Mol Biol Evol. 1988 Sep;5(5):512-8.

Small-subunit ribosomal RNA sequence from Naegleria gruberi supports the polyphyletic origin of amoebas.

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Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021-6399.


We have sequenced the small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene of the amoebo-flagellate protozoan Naegleria gruberi. Comparison of this sequence with the rRNA sequences of other eukaryotes resulted in a phylogenetic tree that supports the suggested polyphyletic origin of amoebas and suggests a flagellate ancestry for Naegleria.

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