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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
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This Community Page describes a resource of 700 transcriptomes from marine microbial eukaryotes to help understand their role in the world's oceans.
Phylogeny of gregarines (Apicomplexa) as inferred from small-subunit rDNA and beta-tubulin.
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The congruence of SSU rDNA and beta-tubulin trees with one another and with morphological data does suggest that further sampling of molecular data will eventually put gregarine diversity into a phylogenetic context.
Diversity, nomenclature, and taxonomy of protists.
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Evaluating placental inter-ordinal phylogenies with novel sequences including RAG1, γ -fibrinogen, ND6, and mt-tRNA, plus MCMC-driven nucleotide, amino acid, and codon models, plus a phylogenetic foundation for comparative mammalian genomics is evaluated.
Molecular Phylogeny and Description of the Novel Katablepharid Roombia truncata gen. et sp. nov., and Establishment of the Hacrobia Taxon nov
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The monophyly of this group is supported by several different molecular phylogenetic datasets and one shared lateral gene transfer and is formally established as the “Hacrobia,” which is an ancestral to all katablepharids, and readily cultivable.
Major transitions in dinoflagellate evolution unveiled by phylotranscriptomics
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It is shown that the dinoflagellate theca originated once, through a process that likely involved changes in the metabolism of cellulose, and it is suggested that a late origin of dinosterol in the group is at odds with dinof lagellates being the source of this important biomarker before the Mesozoic.
EARLY EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF DINOFLAGELLATES AND APICOMPLEXANS (ALVEOLATA) AS INFERRED FROM HSP90 AND ACTIN PHYLOGENIES 1
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This work addressed the earliest stages of alveolate evolution by sequencing heat shock protein 90 genes from several ciliates, apicomplexans, and dinoflagellates, including key species thought to represent early diverging lineages: Oxyrrhis marina, Perkinsus marinus, Cryptosporidium parvum, and the eugregarine Monocystis agilis.
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