By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Business Week -- Fresh data on Eukaryotic Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The morphology and molecular phylogeny of a new marine interstitial karyorelictean ciliate, Wilbertomorpha colpoda gen. nov., spec. nov., isolated from a sandy beach at Qingdao, China, are investigated. The ciliature is mainly on the right surface with the left surface barren except for a single marginal kinety, which is typical of the order Loxodida."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Life Sciences, "Nevertheless, other morphological features, such as the highly reduced buccal structure, the absence of a buccal cavity and the presence of extremely specialized cortical granules, prevent its assignation to any known family. Furthermore, the secondary structure of the variable region 2 of the SSU rRNA gene is unique among loxodids. Thus, we establish a new family, Wilbertomorphidae fam. nov. for the genus Wilbertomorpha. Phylogenetic analyses based on SSU rRNA gene sequence data suggest that this taxon is a sister group to the family Geleiidae which belongs to the order Protoheterotrichida. However, morphologically Wilbertomorpha bears a much stronger resemblance to Loxodidae which belongs to the order Loxodida."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Based on these findings, we tentatively place Wilbertomorphidae nov. fam. incertae sedis within Karyorelictea."
For more information on this research see: Phylogeny and Establishment of a New Ciliate Family, Wilbertomorphidae fam. nov (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), a Highly Specialized Taxon Represented by Wilbertomorpha colpoda gen. nov., spec. nov. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2013;60(5):480-489. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1550-7408)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Xu, Nat Hist Museum, Dept. of Life Sci, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include J.M. Li, W.B. Song and A. Warren (see also Eukaryotic Research).
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