A study on the taxonomy of soil amoebas from Caspian plague foci based on an analysis of ribosomal operon sequences

A study on the taxonomy of soil amoebas from Caspian plague foci based on an analysis of... The results of a study on the taxonomy and quantitative abundance of free-living amoebas in soil samples from the Russian plague foci of the Northwestern Caspian steppe, the Caspian sand, and the Volga-Ural steppe are presented. Amoebas of the Willaertia and Hartmanella genera, as well as representatives of myxomycetes, were isolated from samples. From these, amoebas of the Acanthamoeba genus predominated and could be as abundant as 300000 cells per 1 g of soil. Sequencing of the18S rRNA gene region showed that Acanthamoeba from the Volga-Ural steppe focus belonged to the A. castellanii species. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed that amoebas from two other Caspian foci belonged to the species of Acanthamoeba spp. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

A study on the taxonomy of soil amoebas from Caspian plague foci based on an analysis of ribosomal operon sequences

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Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795415010056
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Abstract

The results of a study on the taxonomy and quantitative abundance of free-living amoebas in soil samples from the Russian plague foci of the Northwestern Caspian steppe, the Caspian sand, and the Volga-Ural steppe are presented. Amoebas of the Willaertia and Hartmanella genera, as well as representatives of myxomycetes, were isolated from samples. From these, amoebas of the Acanthamoeba genus predominated and could be as abundant as 300000 cells per 1 g of soil. Sequencing of the18S rRNA gene region showed that Acanthamoeba from the Volga-Ural steppe focus belonged to the A. castellanii species. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed that amoebas from two other Caspian foci belonged to the species of Acanthamoeba spp.

Journal

Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2015

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