Retortamonadida

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Retortamonadida

[ri′tȯr·də·mə′näd·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of parasitic flagellate protozoans belonging to the class Zoomastigophorea, having two or four flagella and a complex blepharoplast-centrosome-axostyle apparatus.
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These new studies lend support to the hypothesis that jakobids are evolutionarily linked with retortamonads, and that there remain a number of additional taxa that will contribute to understanding the evolution in this area.
The significance of Jakoba is that on morphological criteria it clusters with some of the potentially primitively amitochondriate taxa, such as retortamonads.