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==Classification==
 
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Eukaryota ; Excavata ; Metamonada ; Parabasalia ; Parabasalia incertae sedis
  
 
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==Description and Significance==
 
==Description and Significance==
 
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' ' Cthulhu macrofasciculumque ' ' is a symbiont of the termite ' 'Prorhinotermes simplex' ', and was found in its hindgut. It is a Parabasalid, a group of protists known for their ability to break down lignocellulose and their common cellular structure accentuated by the presence of multiple flagella. ' 'C. macrofasciculumque' ' has a bundle of twenty flagella on its anterior end, and may have a singular flagella on its posterior end.
  
 
==Genome Structure==
 
==Genome Structure==

Revision as of 00:41, 20 April 2013

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Classification

Higher order taxa

Eukaryota ; Excavata ; Metamonada ; Parabasalia ; Parabasalia incertae sedis

Species

Cthulhu macrofasciculumque

NCBI: Taxonomy


Description and Significance

' ' Cthulhu macrofasciculumque ' ' is a symbiont of the termite ' 'Prorhinotermes simplex' ', and was found in its hindgut. It is a Parabasalid, a group of protists known for their ability to break down lignocellulose and their common cellular structure accentuated by the presence of multiple flagella. ' 'C. macrofasciculumque' ' has a bundle of twenty flagella on its anterior end, and may have a singular flagella on its posterior end.

Genome Structure

Genome is unsequenced as of April 2013.


Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Ecology and Pathogenesis

Habitat; symbiosis; biogeochemical significance; contributions to environment.
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.

References

James, E., Okamoto, N., Burki, F., Scheffrahn, R. and Keeling, P. "Cthulhu macrofasciculumque n. g., n. sp. and Cthylla microfasciculumque n. g., n. sp., a newly identified lineage of Parabasalian termite symbionts" . PLOS ONE. 2013. Volume 8. Issue 3. e58509.


Author

Page authored by Graden Barnes and Michael Paxhia, students of Prof. Jay Lennon at Michigan State University.

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