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A New Species of Flamella (Amoebozoa, Variosea, Gracilipodida) Isolated from a Freshwater Pool in Southern Mississippi, USA
 

Publication date: 25.08.2016

Acta Protozoologica, 2016, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp. 111 - 117

https://doi.org/10.4467/16890027AP.16.010.4945

Authors

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Austin C. Walthall
Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA
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Alexander K. Tice
Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA
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Matthew W. Brown
Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA
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Abstract

We isolated and identified a freshwater amoebozoan species that belongs to the genus Flamella Schaeffer, 1926 by single cell isolation and light microscopy. Our specific strain was isolated from a water sample obtained on the cover of a swimming pool in Petal, Mississippi, USA collected during the winter of 2015. Morphologically, our isolate is a fan-shaped amoeba with a large, frontal hyaloplasm and distinctive granuloplasm. It is capable of encystment and trophozoites occasionally have two nuclei. The isolate (GFP151sc) is phylogenetically sister to but unique from the freshwater environmental flamellid clone from Borok, Yaroslavl region, Russia originally published in 2006. Here we describe and place this isolate into a new species, Flamella piscinae n. sp.

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Information: Acta Protozoologica, 2016, pp. 111 - 117

Article type: Original research article

Authors

Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA

Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA

Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA

Published at: 25.08.2016

Article status: Open

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Percentage share of authors:

Austin C. Walthall (Author) - 33%
Alexander K. Tice (Author) - 33%
Matthew W. Brown (Author) - 34%

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