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Hidden biodiversity of the extremophilic Cyanidiales red algae
The Cyanidiales is a group of asexual, unicellular red algae, which thrive in acidic and high temperature conditions around hot springs. These unicellular taxa have a relatively simple morphology andExpand
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Dinoflagellates: a remarkable evolutionary experiment.
In this paper, we focus on dinoflagellate ecology, toxin production, fossil record, and a molecular phylogenetic analysis of hosts and plastids. Of ecological interest are the swimming and feedingExpand
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Tertiary endosymbiosis driven genome evolution in dinoflagellate algae.
Dinoflagellates are important aquatic primary producers and cause "red tides." The most widespread plastid (photosynthetic organelle) in these algae contains the unique accessory pigment peridinin.Expand
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The demography of fronds of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse
Abstract A demographic analysis was done of an intertidal stand of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse at Pubnico Point, Nova Scotia. The distribution of gametophytic and tetrasporophytic fronds wasExpand
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Chimeric plastid proteome in the Florida "red tide" dinoflagellate Karenia brevis.
Current understanding of the plastid proteome comes almost exclusively from studies of plants and red algae. The proteome in these taxa has a relatively simple origin via integration of proteins fromExpand
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Phylogeny of Calvin cycle enzymes supports Plantae monophyly.
Photosynthesis is a critical biochemical process on our planet providing food for most life. The common ancestor of plants and their algal sisters gained photosynthesis through the engulfment andExpand
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ALGAE CONTAINING CHLOROPHYLLS a + c ARE PARAPHYLETIC: MOLECULAR EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSIS OF THE CHROMOPHYTA
Sequence comparisons of small subunit ribosomal RNA coding regions from 12 chlorophylls a + c‐containing algae were used to infer phylogenetic relationships within the Chromophyta. Three chromophyteExpand
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Evolutionary History and Taxonomy of Red Algae
The red algae (Rhodophyta) form a distinct photosynthetic eukaryotic lineage that consists of around 6,000 species including unicellular to large multicellular taxa (http://www.algaebase.org/). TheExpand
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Complex phylogeographic patterns in the freshwater alga Synura provide new insights into ubiquity vs. endemism in microbial eukaryotes
The global distribution, abundance, and diversity of microscopic freshwater algae demonstrate an ability to overcome significant barriers such as dry land and oceans by exploiting a range of bioticExpand
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis of actin genic regions from Achlya bisexualis (Oomycota) and Costaria costata (Chromophyta).
Actin genic regions were isolated and characterized from the heterokont-flagellated protists, Achlya bisexualis (Oomycota) and Costaria costata (Chromophyta). Restriction enzyme and cloningExpand
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