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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
Current sampling of genomic sequence data from eukaryotes is relatively poor, biased, and inadequate to address important questions about their biology, evolution, and ecology; this Community PageExpand
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Phylogeny of gregarines (Apicomplexa) as inferred from small-subunit rDNA and beta-tubulin.
Gregarines are thought to be deep-branching apicomplexans. Accordingly, a robust inference of gregarine phylogeny is crucial to any interpretation of apicomplexan evolution, but molecular sequencesExpand
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COI barcoding of Nebelid testate amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): extensive cryptic diversity and redefinition of the Hyalospheniidae Schultze.
We used Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit 1 (COI) to assess the phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of Nebela sensu stricto and similar taxa (Nebela group, Arcellinida) in order to clarify the taxonomicExpand
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Morphology and phylogeny of the pseudocolonial dinoflagellates Polykrikos lebourae and Polykrikos herdmanae n. sp.
Both the photosynthetic and heterotrophic forms of the only known marine benthic (sand-dwelling) species of Polykrikos, namely P. lebourae, were investigated using light and electron microscopy andExpand
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Morphostasis in alveolate evolution.
Three closely related groups of unicellular organisms (ciliates, dinoflagellates and apicomplexans) have adopted what might be the most dissimilar modes of eukaryotic life on Earth: predation,Expand
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Diversity, nomenclature, and taxonomy of protists.
the origin of echolocation and flight in bats. Nature 403:188– 192. van Rheede, T., T. Bastiaans, D. N. Boone, S. B. Hedges, W. W. de Jong, and O. Madsen. 2006. The platypus in its place: nuclearExpand
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Molecular Phylogeny and Description of the Novel Katablepharid Roombia truncata gen. et sp. nov., and Establishment of the Hacrobia Taxon nov
Background Photosynthetic eukaryotes with a secondary plastid of red algal origin (cryptophytes, haptophytes, stramenopiles, dinoflagellates, and apicomplexans) are hypothesized to share a singleExpand
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EARLY EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF DINOFLAGELLATES AND APICOMPLEXANS (ALVEOLATA) AS INFERRED FROM HSP90 AND ACTIN PHYLOGENIES 1
Three extremely diverse groups of unicellular eukaryotes comprise the Alveolata: ciliates, dinoflagellates, and apicomplexans. The vast phenotypic distances between the three groups along with theExpand
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Comparative morphology and molecular phylogeny of aplanochytrids (Labyrinthulomycota)
Aplanochytrids comprise one of three major subgroups within the Labyrinthulomycota. We have surveyed the diversity of aplanochytrids and have discovered that most isolates are difficult to identifyExpand
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Major transitions in dinoflagellate evolution unveiled by phylotranscriptomics
Significance We created a dataset of dinoflagellate transcriptomes to resolve internal phylogenetic relationships of the group. We show that the dinoflagellate theca originated once, through aExpand
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