Phylogenetic association of Pneumocystis carinii with the 'Rhizopoda/Myxomycota/Zygomycota group' indicated by comparison of 5S ribosomal RNA sequences

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
J WatanabeY Nakamura


The cytoplasmic 5S ribosomal RNA (5S rRNA) sequence from Pneumocystis carinii was determined. A sequence comparison matrix of 382 eukaryote 5S rRNA sequences and an evolutionary tree were constructed to establish the phylogenetic position of Pneumocystis. The data suggest that Pneumocystis is associated with the Rhizopoda/Myxomycota/Zygomycota group (= 'Protista fungi') but not with common fungi, such as Ascomycota or Basidiomycota, nor with other protozoa.


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