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Molecular criteria for distinguishing bacillaris and Z strains of Euglena gracilis.
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PMID:  23195212     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this work is to allow the distinction between Z and bacillaris types of Euglena gracilis using reliable criteria. By hybridization with radioactive probes, the restriction patterns of nuclear ribosomal operons and of chloroplast ribosomal operons were compared between strains. Clear differences between the bacillaris and Z strains are evident. The results show that one strain hitherto considered as a Z strain belongs to the bacillaris type. Ultraviolet irradiation reveals that chloroplast mutability of Z strains does not depend on the number of chloroplast ribosomal operons. In addition, comparisons between bleaching curves and rates of greening of the colonies do not provide a reliable basis for distinguishing between the Euglena gracilis types. We propose therefore to distinguish Z and bacillaris types using molecular criteria, mainly nuclear ribosomal DNA patterns.
P Nicolas; G K Russell
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of protistology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0932-4739     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Protistol.     Publication Date:  1988 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917383     Medline TA:  Eur J Protistol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 1988 Gustav Fischer Verlag · Stuttgart · New York. Published by Elsevier GmbH.. All rights reserved.
CNRS, UA 92, cellulaire, Université Lyon I, France.
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