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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing
This Community Page describes a resource of 700 transcriptomes from marine microbial eukaryotes to help understand their role in the world's oceans. Expand
CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms
A group of protist experts proposes a two-step DNA barcoding approach, comprising a universal eukaryotic pre-barcode followed by group-specific barcodes, to unveil the hidden biodiversity ofExpand
Evolution of Rhizaria: new insights from phylogenomic analysis of uncultivated protists
This study provides new insights into the evolution of Rhizaria based on phylogenomic analyses of ESTs from three groups of previously under-sampled protists, and illustrates the potential of this method to elucidate the early evolution of eukaryotes by providing large amount of data for uncultivable free-living and parasitic protists. Expand
Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes
It is confirmed that eukaryotes form at least two domains, the loss of monophyly in the Excavata, robust support for the Haptista and Cryptista, and suggested primer sets for DNA sequences from environmental samples that are effective for each clade are provided. Expand
Between a Pod and a Hard Test: The Deep Evolution of Amoebae
The results support the hypothesis that the last common ancestor of Amoebozoa was sexual and flagellated, and it also may have had the ability to disperse propagules from a sporocarp-type fruiting body. Expand
Multigene phylogeny resolves deep branching of Amoebozoa.
The monophyly of Amoebozoa is unequivocally established, showing a primary dichotomy between the previously contested subphyla Lobosa and Conosa, and phylogenetic features are entirely congruent with the most recent major amoEBozoan classification. Expand
18S ribosomal RNA gene sequences of Cochliopodium (Himatismenida) and the phylogeny of Amoebozoa.
Phylogenetic analysis shows Cochliopodium as robustly holophyletic and within Amoebozoa, in full accord with morphological data, and trees suggest that Vexilliferidae, Variosea and Hartmannella are polyphyletic. Expand
Ultrastructure, SSU rRNA gene sequences and phylogenetic relationships of Flamella Schaeffer, 1926 (Amoebozoa), with description of three new species.
The ultrastructure of trophic amoebae and especially cysts of the species studied showed considerable similarity to Comandonia operculata, and it is suggested thatComandonia may be a junior synonym of Flamella, although more ultrastructural data are necessary to test this hypothesis. Expand
Cunea n. g. (Amoebozoa, Dactylopodida) with two cryptic species isolated from different areas of the ocean.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis based on SSU rRNA gene shows that the new genus robustly branches within the Dactylopodida, but forms an independent clade within this order that does not group with any of its known genera. Expand
Ovalopodium desertum n. sp. and the phylogenetic relationships of Cochliopodiidae (Amoebozoa).
Analysis of actin gene sequences fails to resolve the position of Ovalopodium but demonstrates that Parvamoeba Rogerson, 1993 is probably related to Cochliopodium, and molecular trees weakly support an inclusion of the family in Flabellinia (Discosea), but more phylogenomic data are necessary to test this hypothesis. Expand