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Erection of a New Genus and Species for the Pathogen of Hard Clams 'Quahog Parasite Unknown' (QPX): Mucochytrium quahogii gen. nov., sp. nov.

Protist 2021 Feb 29;172(1):125793. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000, USA. Electronic address:

Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is a facultative parasite of the hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria. Although it has been observed in clams since the 1960's and cultivated since the 1990's, conflicting reports on important aspects of its biology have prevented its formal description. 18S rRNA gene sequences identify QPX as a thraustochytrid, but its production of copious mucus is atypical for this group. Read More

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February 2021

Comparative analysis reveals unexpected genome features of newly isolated Thraustochytrids strains: on ecological function and PUFAs biosynthesis.

BMC Genomics 2018 Jul 17;19(1):541. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Center for Marine Environmental Ecology, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, 300072, China.

Background: Thraustochytrids are unicellular fungal-like marine protists with ubiquitous existence in marine environments. They are well-known for their ability to produce high-valued omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3-PUFAs) (e.g. Read More

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Mechanisms of fatty acid synthesis in marine fungus-like protists.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2015 Oct 19;99(20):8363-75. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Tianjin University Center for Marine Environmental Ecology, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, 300072, China.

Thraustochytrids are unicellular fungus-like protists and are well known for their ability to produce interesting nutraceutical compounds. Significant efforts have been made to improve their efficient production of important fatty acids (FAs), mostly by optimizing fermentation conditions and selecting highly productive thraustochytrid strains. Furthermore, noticeable improvements have been made in understanding the mechanism of FA biosynthesis, allowing for a better understanding of how thraustochytrids assemble these unique metabolites and how their biosynthesis is coupled with other related pathways. Read More

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October 2015

Culturable diversity and biochemical features of thraustochytrids from coastal waters of Southern China.

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2014 Apr 24;98(7):3241-55. Epub 2013 Nov 24.

School of Environment and Energy, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, 518055, China.

Thraustochytrids are ubiquitous marine osmo-heterotrophic fungi-like microorganisms with only about 40 identified species till now. In this study, a total of 60 thraustochytrid strains were isolated from marine coastal habitats. Analysis of 18S rRNA gene sequences revealed that they belonged to three genera, i. Read More

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Acronema sippewissettensis Gen. Nov. Sp. Nov., microbial mat bicosoecid (Bicosoecales = Bicosoecida).

Eur J Protistol 1998 Dec;34(4):402-14

Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA.

A heterotrophic mastigote from the flat laminated Microcoleus-dominated intertidal microbial mat at the Sippewissett salt marsh, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was isolated into monoprotist culture in the same anoxic medium that led to spirochete and other anaerobic bacterial enrichments. The protist grew vigorously and was transferred indefinitely in oxic marine medium. Videomicroscopy as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy were used to document its features. Read More

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December 1998
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