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Diplomonadida

Life > Eukaryotes > Excavata > Fornicata

Single-celled flagellates, once placed in the Zoomastigina. Most species are commensal in animal intestines but some are free-living in stagnant fresh water. Giardia is a diplomonad that gets into fresh water streams and causes hiker's diarrhoea. 

Classification

Hexamitinae

Genera: Hexamita, Spironucleus, Trepomonas.

 

Giardiinae

Genera: Giardia, Octomitus.

 

Uncertain position

Genera: Caviomonas, Enteromonas, Trimitus.

 

Publications

  • Adl, S.M., Simpson, A.G., Farmer, M.A., Andersen, R.A., Anderson, O.R., Barta, J.R., Bowser, S.S., Brugerolle, G., Fensome, R.A., Fredericq, S., James, T.Y., Karpov, S., Kugrens, P., Krug, J., Lane, C.E., Lewis, L.A., Lodge, J., Lynn, D.H., Mann, D.G., McCourt, R.M., Mendoza, L., Moestrup, ., Mozley-Standridge, S.E., Nerad, T.A., Shearer, C.A., Smirnov, A.V., Spiegel, F.W. and Taylor, M.F.J.R. 2005. The new higher level classification of eukaryotes with emphasis on the taxonomy of protists. Eukaryote Microbiology 52(5): 399-451.

 

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