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The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes retains an emphasis on the protists and incorporates changes since 2005 that have resolved nodes and branches in phylogenetic trees.
Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water
It is suggested that current understanding of the ecological complexity of protist communities, genetic diversity, and global species richness are severely limited by the sequence data hitherto available, and long‐tailed rank abundance curves suggest that the 454 sequencing approach provides improved access to rare genotypes.
The Protist Ribosomal Reference database (PR2): a catalog of unicellular eukaryote Small Sub-Unit rRNA sequences with curated taxonomy
The presence of both rRNA and rDNA sequences, taking into account introns (crucial for eukaryotic sequences), a normalized eight terms ranked-taxonomy and updates of new GenBank releases were made possible by a long-term collaboration between experts in taxonomy and computer scientists.
Discovery of novel intermediate forms redefines the fungal tree of life
This work investigates the ecology and cell biology of a previously undescribed and highly diverse form of eukaryotic life that branches with the Fungi, using environmental DNA analyses combined with fluorescent detection via DNA probes and names this highly diverse clade the cryptomycota in anticipation of formal classification.
Marine fungi: their ecology and molecular diversity.
- T. Richards, Meredith D. M. Jones, G. Leonard, D. Bass
- Biology, Environmental ScienceAnnual Review of Marine Science
- 19 March 2012
Evidence for 36 novel marine lineages, the majority and most divergent of which branch with the chytrids, are discussed and what these data mean for the evolutionary history of the Fungi and specifically marine-terrestrial transitions are investigated.
Patterns of Rare and Abundant Marine Microbial Eukaryotes
Novel cultured protists identify deep-branching environmental DNA clades of cercozoa: New Genera Tremula, Micrometopion, Minimassisteria, Nudifila, Peregrinia.
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.
Phylum-specific environmental DNA analysis reveals remarkably high global biodiversity of Cercozoa (Protozoa).
The results suggest that the diversity of cercozoan taxa may run into thousands of lineages, making it comparable in diversity to the largest better-characterized protozoan phyla, e.g. Ciliophora (ciliates and suctorians) and Foraminifera.
Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans
- D. Bass, Alexis T. Howe, T. Richards
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 December 2007
The diversity of fungi detected suggests that deep-sea environments host an evolutionarily diverse array of fungi dominated by groups of distantly related yeasts, although four putative filamentous fungal 18S-types were detected.