August 2020 – THE NUMBER OF DEPOSITIONS OF SEQUENCES OF 18S rRNA GENE SEQUENCES INTO THE INTERNATIONAL DNA DATABASES HAS NOW SURPASSED THE 500 “PUBLICATIONS” MARK, WITH ALMOST 5500 INDIVIDUAL SEQUENCES DEPOSITED.
February 2020 -UPDATED INFORMATION ON ALLELES (INCLUDING NEW ALLELES) FOR ACANTHAMOEBA T3, T4, T5 AND T11. ADDED PAGE FOR ALLELES OF T15.
January 2020 – MOST TABLES UPDATED TO REFLECT SUBMISSIONS FOR ACANTHAMOEBA THOUGH END OF YEAR 2019
January 2020 – update all numbers and graphs on isolate numbers through end of 2019
September 2019 – update of new alleles for 2019
July 2019 – update of all figures and tables
February 2019 – updated information on the number and identification of “almost complete” 18S rRNA sequence of Acnathamoeba.
January 2019 – information updated on total number of 18S rRNA and mitochondrial 16S-like sequences, as well as update on allele sequences for 18S rRNA genes of T4, T3, T11 and T5.
December 30, 2017 – update on information about Acanthamoeba 18S rRNA and 16S rRNA sequences
December 15, 2017 – update on all information concerning Vermamoeba
October 23, 2017 – references for 18S rRNA up to date
October 15, 2017 – updated 18S rRNA references; added new alleles that appeared in Genbank releases on October 9
September 28, 2017 – updated information concerning alleles for T4, T3, T11 and T5
September 25, 2017 – updated information on almost complete 18S rRNA sequences
March 1, 2017 – added additional information concerning new sequence type T22 (A. pyriformis).
January 27, 2017 – added information on ‘almost complete” 18S rRNA sequences, including an updated table and list of sequences to reflect the release of a sequence for the T22 sequence type.
January 9, 2017 – added table to enhance information concerning amoebic-bacterial interactions.
January 8, 2017 – information about Vermamoeba and Protacanthamoeba updated to end of 2016.
January 1-4, 2017 – updates on tables and figures of nuclear 18S rRNA gene sequences in Acanthamoeba, including length distribution, number of sequences, sequence type distribution of all 18S rRNA sequences, and sequence type distribution of nearly complete sequences. Also, update was completed of tables on alleles of the 18S rRNA gene of Acanthamoeba sequence types T4, T3, T11, and the addition of a page on alleles of sequence type T5.
December 26 – Information added to “unanswered questions”
November 8, 2016 – the first version of the “Unanswered questions” page is made public
November 7, 2016 – update of allele type and allele numbers within T4
January 18, 2016 – updated information on the number of 18S rRNA gene sequences in the databases and the number of “almost complete” and partial 18S rRNA sequences categorized into different sequence types or subtypes.
August 10, 2015 – added page for alleles within sequence types T3 and T11
August 6, 2015 – added separate page for mt-16S-like rRNA from Naegleria, and edited main Naegleria page to reflect pages for 18S and 16S-like rRNAs
July 29 – updated numbers in page on Acanthamoeba Nuclear ribosomal small subunit (18S) gene sequences
July 28 – edited pages for Acanthamoeba mitochondrial rRNA sequence
July 28 – added page for Acanthamoeba mitochondrial rRNA sequence references
July 10, 2015 – changes on page “ALLELES WITHIN SEQUENCE TYPES” – rRNA allele information updated, including three new alleles types and updated tables