genus Tetrahymena

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Noun1.genus Tetrahymena - protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
tetrahymena - relative of the paramecium; often used in genetics research
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A new ciliate species, Tetrahymena farahensis, isolated from the industrial wastewater and its phylogenetic relationship with other members of the genus Tetrahymena. Pakistan J.
Analysis of Tetrahymena 1.7 SS rDNA showed 99% homology to seven different species of the genus Tetrahymena. SS rRNA secondary structure appeared in 40 helices with 18 variations including 17 substitutions and one deletion.
Mating technique has also remained an effective tool to identify the cryptic species within genus Tetrahymena as they are reproductively isolated (Doerder et al.
nBLAST of 1753 nucleotides of SS rRNA gene of Tetrahymena 1.7 showed 99% homology with seven different species of genus Tetrahymena. Comparative analysis of SSrRNA gene sequence with GenBank derived sequences of other Tetrahymena spp.
In addition to T-A, A-T and G-T transversions common to other species of the genus Tetrahymena, certain specific transversions viz., A-C, C-A and G-C were also observed in Tetrahymena RT-1.
According to Ye and Romero (2002) all species of genus Tetrahymena are morphologically very similar.