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Title: Phalansterium  
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Subject: Breviata, Conosa, Amoeba (genus), Flagellate, Holomycota
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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Amoebozoa
Genus: Phalansterium
Cienkowski, 1870

Phalansterium is a genus of single-celled organisms comprising several species.[1] Phalansterium produces tetraspores.[2]

Phalansterium is hard to classify; it has a distinctive ultrastructure of its pericentriolar material. Molecular evidence places it in the Amoebozoa.[3][4]

It has been suggested that it is similar to the ancestral eukaryote.[5]


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  2. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Phalansterium".  
  3. ^ Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Ema E. -Y. Chaoa and Brian Oates (18 May 2004). "Molecular phylogeny of Amoebozoa and the evolutionary significance of the unikont Phalansterium". European Journal of Protistology 40 (1): 21–48.  
  4. ^ Nikolaev, Si; Berney, C; Petrov, Nb; Mylnikov, Ap; Fahrni, Jf; Pawlowski, J (Jun 2006). "Phylogenetic position of Multicilia marina and the evolution of Amoebozoa" (Free full text). International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 56 (Pt 6): 1449–58.  
  5. ^ Cavalier-Smith T (March 2002). "The phagotrophic origin of eukaryotes and phylogenetic classification of Protozoa". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52 (Pt 2): 297–354.  
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