First records of gregarines (Apicomplexa) from the Atacama Desert: Atacamagregarina gen. nov. associated with Scotobius and Psectrascelis (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)

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Title:Main Title: First records of gregarines (Apicomplexa) from the Atacama Desert: Atacamagregarina gen. nov. associated with Scotobius and Psectrascelis (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Description:Abstract: Gregarines inhabit the intestines, coeloms and reproductive vesicles of aquatic as well as terrestrial invertebrates. Due to their widespread presence in animals, gregarine-host relationships may form a suitable system for evolutionary studies, since though most invertebrate taxa, which have been investigated intensively, seem to possess their own specific gregarines. The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile forms an extreme habitat to which only a few groups of invertebrates, such as the darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae) were able to adapt. To get an idea regarding evolutionary processes of protists in general and gregarines in particular we analysed the genetic distances of gregarines inhabiting different evolutionary lineages of darkling beetles. Here, we describe three novel species inhabiting two related Scotobius species (Pimeliininae, Scotobiini) and one Psectrascelis species (Pimeliininae, Nycteliini). Atacamagregarina paposa gen. et sp. nov., A. aroma gen. et sp. nov. and A. psectrascelii gen. et sp. nov. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinoridea, Stylocephalidae) cluster with gregarines inhabiting other terrestrial invertebrates and form a separate clade with gregarines living in association with North American darkling beetles. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that hosts, which are closely related to each other, contain also phylogenetically related gregarines, though further taxon sampling is necessary to better understand the co-evolutionary processes
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Creators:Frank Nitsche (Author), Sarah Carduck (Author), Ahlers Johanna (Author), Marco Podobnik (Author), Cristina Dorador (Author), Reinhard Predel (Author), Sonja Rückert (Author), Hartmut Arndt (Author)
Publication Year:2019
CRC1211 Topic:Biology
Related Subproject:B3
Subject:Keyword: Biodiversity
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Date:Created: 08.01.2019
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Publication Status:In Review
Review Status:Peer reviewed
Publication Type:Article
Article Type:Journal
Source:European Journal of Protistology
Number of Pages:32 (1 - 32)
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Metadata Creator:Frank Nitsche
Metadata Created:17.06.2019
Metadata Last Updated:17.06.2019
Funding Phase:1
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V50
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