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Phylogeny and Morphology of New Diplonemids from Japan.
Diplonemids were recently found to be the most species-rich group of marine planktonic protists. Based on phylogenetic analysis of 18S rRNA gene sequences and morphological observations, we reportExpand
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Transformation of Diplonema papillatum, the type species of the highly diverse and abundant marine microeukaryotes Diplonemida (Euglenozoa)
Diplonema papillatum is the type species of diplonemids, which are among the most abundant and diverse heterotrophic microeukaryotes in the world's oceans. Diplonemids are also known for a uniqueExpand
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Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology
Diverse microbial ecosystems underpin life in the sea. Among these microbes are many unicellular eukaryotes that span the diversity of the eukaryotic tree of life. However, genetic tractability hasExpand
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Gene fragmentation and RNA editing without borders: eccentric mitochondrial genomes of diplonemids
Abstract Diplonemids are highly abundant heterotrophic marine protists. Previous studies showed that their strikingly bloated mitochondrial genome is unique because of systematic gene fragmentationExpand
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Mitochondrial RNA Editing and Processing in Diplonemid Protists
RNA editing and processing in the mitochondrion of Diplonema papillatum and other diplonemids are arguably the most complex processes of their kind described in any organelle so far. Prior toExpand
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Catalase compromises the development of the insect and mammalian stages of Trypanosoma brucei
Catalase is a widespread heme‐containing enzyme, which converts hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and molecular oxygen, thereby protecting cells from the toxic effects of H2O2. Trypanosoma brucei isExpand
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Genetic tool development in marine protists: Emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology
Diverse microbial ecosystems underpin life in the sea. Among these microbes are many unicellular eukaryotes that span the diversity of the eukaryotic tree of life. However, genetic tractability hasExpand
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Targeted integration by homologous recombination enables in-situ tagging and replacement of genes in the marine microeukaryote Diplonema papillatum.
Diplonemids are a group of highly diverse and abundant marine microeukaryotes that belong to the phylum Euglenozoa and form a sister clade to the well-studied, mostly parasitic kinetoplastids. VeryExpand
RNA Editing in Mitochondria and Plastids: Weird and Widespread.
Though widespread, RNA editing is rare, except in endosymbiotic organelles. A combination of higher mutation rates, relaxation of energetic constraints, and high genetic drift is found withinExpand