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Psalteriomonas

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  This is a microaeophilic, free-living, freshwater, amoeboflagellate that lacks mitochondria but has hydrogenosomes instead (Broer et al, 1990).  Despite the lack of mitochondria Psalteriomonas belongs to the Heterolobosea probably in Schizopyrenida with Heteramoeba, Naegleria and Vahlkampfia.

 

Available strains:-
Psalteriomonas lanterna. 
Psalteriomonas vulgaris (Broer et al, 1993).

The Heterolobosea

References:-

Broers, C.A.M., Stumm, C.K., Vogels, G.D. & Brugerolle, G. (1990). Psalteriomonas lanterna gen. nov., spec. nov., a free-living amoeboflagellate isolated from freshwater anaerobic sediments. Eur.J.Protozool. 25: 369-380.

Broers, C.A.M., Meyers, H.H.M., Seymens, J.C., Brugerolle, G., Stumm, C.K., & Vogels, G.D. (1993). Symbiotic association of Psalteriomonas vulgaris n.spec. with Methanobacterium formicicum. Eur.J.Protozool. 29: 98-105.

Weekers, P. H. H., Kleyn, J., & Vogels, G.D. (1997). "Phylogenetic position of Psalteriomonas lanterna deduced from SSU rDNA sequence." J.Euk.Microbiol. 44: 467-470.

 
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