The full-length actin gene from Myxobolus cerebralis (Mcer Act-1), the first characterized from representatives in the phylum Myxozoa, encodes a 378-amino acid polypeptide with an estimated molecular weight of 41,580-Da. A phylogenetic comparison found M. cerebralis to branch outside the metazoans. This finding contrasts with previous reports that suggest an evolutionary affinity of the Myxozoa with either the Bilateria or Cnidaria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2004|
- Actin-based phylogenetics
- Myxobolus spp.
- Whirling disease
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