We characterised the genome of the marine eugregarine Porospora gigantea, an intestinal parasite of lobsters, remarkable for the macroscopic size of its vegetative feeding forms (trophozoites) and for its sliding speed, the fastest recorded to date for Apicomplexa.

For more information, see the paper:

Marine gregarine genomes reveal the breadth of apicomplexan diversity with a partially conserved glideosome machinery. BMC Genomics. 2022 Jul 2;23(1):485. doi: 10.1186/s12864-022-08700-8. PMID: 35780080; PMCID: PMC9250747.
Boisard J, Duvernois-Berthet E, Duval L, Schrével J, Guillou L, Labat A, Le Panse S, Prensier G, Ponger L, Florent I.

Published on: 12/05/2020 10:03 - Updated on: 21/03/2023 15:33