Amastigomonas sp.
Interest
A freshwater apusomonad flagellated. It represents a novel species, new to science and so far not found elsewhere. Important for its phylogenetic position in the tree of life close to the root of opisthokonts.
Distribution and origin of the sample
Isolated from a brook near the Montserrat mountain, Barcelona province. So far not found elsewhere.
Principal investigator
Toni Gabaldón. Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) i Institut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB).
Funding
Catalan Biogenome Project (CBP), European Research Council (ERC) and Beautriu de Pinós.
Links
http://cgenomics.org
Photography
Guifré Torruella and Luis Galindo