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Dictyostelium discoideum
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Amoebozoa
Subphylum: Conosa
Cavalier-Smith, 1998

Conosa is a grouping of Amoebozoa. It is subdivided into three groups – Archamoebae, Variosea (paraphyletic) and Mycetozoa (polyphyletic).[1][2]

In some classifications, the mycetozoan Myxogastria and Dictyostelia are united in Macromycetozoa.

Conosa includes the species Dictyostelium discoideum and Entamoeba histolytica, among others.[3]


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  2. ^ Bapteste E, Brinkmann H, Lee JA, et al. (February 2002). "The analysis of 100 genes supports the grouping of three highly divergent amoebae: Dictyostelium, Entamoeba, and Mastigamoeba". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99 (3): 1414–9. doi:10.1073/pnas.032662799. PMC 122205. PMID 11830664.
  3. ^ Song J, Xu Q, Olsen R, et al. (December 2005). "Comparing the Dictyostelium and Entamoeba genomes reveals an ancient split in the Conosa lineage". PLoS Comput. Biol. 1 (7): e71. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0010071. PMC 1314882. PMID 16362072.