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Signal Recognition Particle RNA in Dinoflagellates and the Perkinsid Perkinsus marinus.

Signal Recognition Particle RNA in Dinoflagellates and the Perkinsid Perkinsus marinus.
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Simple, rapid test for drug-resistant malaria - Daily News & Analysis

Simple, rapid test for drug-resistant malaria - Daily News & Analysis | Protistology | Scoop.it
Simple, rapid test for drug-resistant malaria Daily News & Analysis These simple in vitro and ex vivo ring-stage survival assays (RSAs) can clearly identify artemisinin-resistant, slow-clearing Plasmodium falciparum (the protozoa that causes...
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Plankton Portal uses crowd-sourcing to classify strange oceanic creatures

Plankton Portal uses crowd-sourcing to classify strange oceanic creatures | Protistology | Scoop.it
Today, an online citizen-science project "Plankton Portal" launches. Plankton Portal allows you to explore the open ocean from the comfort of your own home.
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Pygsuia biforma: Biologists Discover New Amoeba-like Organism in ... - Sci-News.com

Pygsuia biforma: Biologists Discover New Amoeba-like Organism in ... - Sci-News.com | Protistology | Scoop.it
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Images | Kevin J. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Images | Kevin J. Carpenter, Ph.D. | Protistology | Scoop.it
Gorgeous SEM images of protists by my former coworker Kevin Carpenter http://69.195.124.84/~kevinjca/images/?show=gallery
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Mice may Lose Fear of Cats if Contacted with Parasites - Parent Herald

Mice may Lose Fear of Cats if Contacted with Parasites - Parent Herald | Protistology | Scoop.it
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Mice may Lose Fear of Cats if Contacted with Parasites
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A new study shows that even a brief infection with a weakened form of the protozoan caused mice to permanently lose their innate fear of cats.
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Small Things Considered: The Microscopic Flash Mob

Small Things Considered: The Microscopic Flash Mob | Protistology | Scoop.it
The purpose of this blog is to share my appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. I will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which I have a special fascination...
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No Fear Of Cats - Ghost Theory

No Fear Of Cats - Ghost Theory | Protistology | Scoop.it
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The protozoan is known to cause this change in mice after a lingering infection and after it produces cysts in the mouse brain, according to the study, published online Sept.
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Draft Assembly of the Symbiodinium minutum Nuclear Genome Reveals Dinoflagellate Gene Structure.

Related ArticlesDraft Assembly of the Symbiodinium minutum Nuclear Genome Reveals Dinoflagellate Gene Structure.
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Shared Signatures of Parasitism and Phylogenomics Unite Cryptomycota and Microsporidia

Timothy Y. James, Adrian Pelin, Linda Bonen, Steven Ahrendt, Divya Sain, Nicolas Corradi, Jason E. Stajich. Fungi grow within their food, externally digesting it and absorbing nutrients across a semirigid chitinous cell wall.
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Finding Giant Deep Sea Protists

Biologist Misha Matz, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, recently found giant deep sea protists that provide new insights into the evolution o... (Finding Giant Mobile Deep Sea Protists (Amoebas)!
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Blastocystis Parasite Blog: Final TM&IH Copenhagen Conference Programme Now Available.

Blastocystis Parasite Blog: Final TM&IH Copenhagen Conference Programme Now Available. | Protistology | Scoop.it
One session (6.3.3) will include a special on intestinal protists! http://t.co/mJwasMCRRG
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Killing the Dead: Chemotherapeutic Strategies Against Free-Living Cyst-Forming Protists (Acanthamoeba sp. and Balamuthia mandrillaris) - Siddiqui - 2013 - Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology - Wiley...

Killing the Dead: Chemotherapeutic Strategies Against Free-Living Cyst-Forming Protists (Acanthamoeba sp. and Balamuthia mandrillaris) - Siddiqui - 2013 - Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology - Wiley... | Protistology | Scoop.it
Chemotherapeutic Strategies Against Free-Living Cyst-Forming Protists (Acanthamoeba sp. & Balamuthia mandrillaris) http://t.co/HVZ5U7kE
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Difference between Bacteria and Protozoa

Difference between Bacteria and Protozoa | Protistology | Scoop.it
Difference between Bacteria and Protozoa? Bacteria vs Protozoa. Bacteria are single celled Prokaryotic microorganisms. Most of the them are free living but some require animal or plant hosts to survive.
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Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate: CO2-hungry microbes might short-circuit the marine foodweb

Tiny plankton could have big impact on climate: CO2-hungry microbes might short-circuit the marine foodweb | Protistology | Scoop.it
As the climate changes and oceans’ acidity increases, tiny plankton seem set to succeed. Marine scientists have found that the smallest plankton groups thrive under elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.
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New Organism Sheds Light on Origins of Multicellular Life - Laboratory Equipment

New Organism Sheds Light on Origins of Multicellular Life - Laboratory Equipment | Protistology | Scoop.it
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New Organism Sheds Light on Origins of Multicellular Life
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Genomics Study of the Exposure Effect of Gymnodinium catenatum, a Paralyzing Toxin Producer, on Crassostrea gigas’ Defense System and Detoxification Genes.

Related ArticlesGenomics Study of the Exposure Effect of Gymnodinium catenatum, a Paralyzing Toxin Producer, on Crassostrea gigas' Defense System and Detoxification Genes.
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[http://t.co/rZcY5aEKSx] Culturing Bias in Marine Heterotrophic Flagellates http://t.co/Wl2oH2szr7 #science #protists
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In the beginning… there were protists | Arctic Oracles

In the beginning… there were protists | Arctic Oracles | Protistology | Scoop.it
It is perhaps fitting that my four-month journey across the Norwegian Arctic should end at the beginning… of life, that is. I am traveling aboard the Norwegian Polar Institute's research ship, R/V Lance, with a team of marine ...
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The Harshest Habitats on Earth - Space Daily

The Harshest Habitats on Earth - Space Daily | Protistology | Scoop.it
The Harshest Habitats on Earth
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Then in 2009, scientists examining DHAB water samples found DNA and ribosomal RNA from protists-single-celled eukaryotes similar to Amoeba and Paramecium.
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New gut bacterium discovered in termite's digestion of wood - Science Codex

New gut bacterium discovered in termite's digestion of wood - Science Codex | Protistology | Scoop.it
New gut bacterium discovered in termite's digestion of wood
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Acetogenesis is the production of acetate (a source of nutrition for termites) from the carbon dioxide and hydrogen generated by gut protozoa as they break down decaying wood.
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Small Things Considered: Microbes or Not, Parasites All

Small Things Considered: Microbes or Not, Parasites All | Protistology | Scoop.it
Yet parasitic protists and metazoans are taught alongside one another in the microbiology classroom and they are often considered in unison by epidemiologists and others.
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Pretty Protozoa

Pretty Protozoa | Protistology | Scoop.it
Photomicrographs of unicellular animal-like eukaryotes.Pictures linked to original source.Perma...
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Are brain-eating parasites on the rise? - Fox News

Are brain-eating parasites on the rise? - Fox News | Protistology | Scoop.it
Are brain-eating parasites on the rise?
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The first involved a 12-year-old girl named Kali Hardig, who contracted the almost-always fatal protozoa Naegleria fowleri at a water park in Arkansas.
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Paratrypanosoma Is a Novel Early-Branching Trypanosomatid

Pavel Flegontov, Jan Votýpka, Tomáš Skalický, Maria D. Logacheva, Aleksey A. Penin, Goro Tanifuji, Naoko T. Onodera, Alexey S. Kondrashov, Petr Volf, John M. Archibald, Julius Lukeš.
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