Diplomonadida

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Diplomonadida

[‚dip·lō·mə′nad·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of small, colorless protozoans in the class Zoomastigophorea, having a bilaterally symmetrical body with four flagella on each side.
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describe a gene in the diplomonad Giardia lamblia that appears to be related to a gene for another mitochondrial protein.
Microsporidia and diplomonads, single-celled eukaryotes that live as parasites inside other cells, seem to carry genes resembling those that encode mitochondrial proteins.
The newly recognized relationship between mitochondria and hydrogenosomes, as well as the research on microsporidia and diplomonads, pushes the origin of these two organelles back to the earliest eukaryotes, if not earlier.
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