Blastocystis subtype reference sequences - ST1-ST17


(most recently updated 18 October 2019)

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This is a selection of full-length or almost full-length small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences for accepted subtypes.


Proposed new Blastocystis subtype sequences - ST21 and ST23-ST26


(most recently updated 15 October 2019)

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These are partial small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences for proposed new subtypes. These do not yet meet the criteria proposed by Stensvold and Clark (2019) for acceptance as new subtypes but are likely to be novel. See Stensvold and Clark (2019) for why the other proposed subtypes have not been included.


Blastocystis sequences from non-human/other mammal/bird sources


(most recently updated 22 October 2019)

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This is a selection of full-length or almost full-length small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences from reptiles and insects, i.e. which do not fall into the above categories. These are often included in global Blastocystis phylogenetic analyses.


If you have potential new subtype sequences, please email them to Rune Stensvold for analysis and to prevent multiple sequences being allocated the same new subtype number. If you have a novel sequence from other sources that you think should be included in one of the above files, please also send it through.