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Ministeria vibrans
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked) Opisthokonta
(unranked) Choanozoa or Holozoa
(unranked) Filozoa
Class: Filasterea
Cavalier-Smith, 2008
Order: Ministeriida
Cavalier-Smith, 1997
Families and Genera

Filasterea is a grouping that includes Ministeria and Capsaspora.[1]


From Latin filum meaning "thread" and Greek aster meaning "star". Owing to the thread like protoplasmic radiating processes from the organisms of the taxon.



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