Monocercomonas sp.


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Product type
Parasitic protozoan
Strain designation
Type strain
Isolation source
Water snake, Natrix sipedon
Geographical isolation
United States; Maryland; Laurel
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Phylogeny based upon superoxide dismutase gene sequence analysis


Phylogeny based upon superoxide dismutase gene sequence analysis
AF005077, partial eIF-2 gamma gene sequence
New Monocercomonas from the water snake
Tubulin subunits and phylogeny

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Culture system


Deposited as
Monocercomonas sp.
LS Diamond
Type of isolate
Year of origin
Cross references
GenBank U17511 SSU rRNA
GenBank Z70667 Monocercomonas sp. sod gene.
GenBank U17507 Monocercomonas sp. ATCC 50210 16S-like rRNA gene.
GenBank U66902 Monocercomonas ATCC 50210 alpha-tubulin (atub1) gene, partial cds.
GenBank U66903 Monocercomonas ATCC 50210 alpha-tubulin (atub2) gene, partial cds.
GenBank AF022420 Monocercomonas sp. glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gap) gene, partial cds.
GenBank AF005077 Monocercomonas ATCC 50210 translation initiation factor 2 gamma subunit (eIF-2 gamma) gene, partial cds.

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Curated Citations

Diamond LS. A new Monocercomonas from the water snake, Natris sipedon. J. Protozool. 6: 8, 1959.

Gunderson J, et al. Phylogeny of trichomonads inferred from small-subunit rRNA sequences. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 42: 411-415, 1995. PubMed: 7620466

Delgado-Viscogliosi P, et al. Electrophoretic mobility of tubulin subunits as a criterion for testing relationships between trichomonad taxa. Arch. Protistenkd. 146: 191-200, 1995.

Viscogliosi E, et al. Phylogenetic implication of iron-containing superoxide dismutase genes from trichomonad species. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 80: 209-214, 1996. PubMed: 8892298

Keeling PJ, et al. Evolutionary relationship between translation initiation factor eIF-2gamma and selenocysteine-specific elongation factor SELB: change of function in translation factors. J. Mol. Evol. 47: 649-655, 1998. PubMed: 9847405

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