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Lingulamoeba

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An amoeba with a tongue shaped pseudopod that gives this genus. Lingulamoeba SSUrDNA sequence analysis shows that the genus Lingulamoeba is related to Vannella (Sogin et al, 1996; Peglar et al, 2003) and so is placed in the family Vannellidae.  An E.M. study of Lingulamoeba leei (Peglar et al, 2003) found no glycostyles but a glycocalyx organised as a uniform layer of about 50 nm in thickness. The same study found evidence of a trichocyst-like inclusion.

Lingulamoeba at the Protist Information Server

 

Described species:-

Lingulamoeba leei ()

 

References:-

Page, F.C. (1988)

Peglar, M. T., Amaral Zettler, L. A., Anderson, O. R., Nerad, T. A., Gillevet, P. M., Mullen, T. E., Frasca Jr, S., Silverman, J. D., O'Kelly, C. J. & Sogin, M. L. (2003) Two new small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene lineages within the subclass Gymnamoebia.  J.Eukaryot.Microbiol. 50, 224-232.

Sogin, M. L., Silberman, J.D, Hinkle, G. & Morrison, H.G. (1996). "Problems with molecular diversity in the eukarya.".Society of General Microbiology Symposium: Evolution of microbial Life ed.Roberts, D.M., Sharp, P., Alderson, G. & Collins, M.A. Cambridge University Press. pp167-184.

 
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