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Some flagellates (Protista) from tropical marine sediments
An account is given of 114 new or otherwise interesting species of benthic marine flagellates from Fiji, Northern Australia (Queensland), Hawaii, Panama and Brazil. Most species are heterotrophs…
Broadly sampled multigene analyses yield a well-resolved eukaryotic tree of life.
These analyses demonstrate that stable topologies of ancient evolutionary relationships can be achieved with broad taxonomic sampling and a moderate number of genes, and provide a method for testing the accuracy of relationships that receive high bootstrap support in phylogenomic analyses.
The Diversity of Eukaryotes
- D. Patterson
- BiologyThe American Naturalist
- 1 October 1999
This catalog includes all known major elements of the comprehensive evolutionary tree of protists and eukaryotes and introduces the concept of “extended in‐group” to refer to in‐groups and the most proximate sister group and to assist in identifying the hierarchical location of taxa.
Heterotrophic flagellates and other protists associated with oceanic detritus throughout the water column in the mid North Atlantic
- D. Patterson, K. Nygaard, G. Steinberg, C. Turley
- Environmental ScienceJournal of the Marine Biological Association of…
- 1 February 1993
Heterotrophic protists, mostly flagellates, encountered in association with marine detritus from various collections in the mid North Atlantic are described and changes in species diversity are discussed in relation to food supply and pressure effects.
Evaluating Support for the Current Classification of Eukaryotic Diversity
It is demonstrated that supergroup taxonomies are unstable and that support for groups varies tremendously, indicating that the current classification scheme of eukaryotes is likely premature.
Phylogenetic placement of diverse amoebae inferred from multigene analyses and assessment of clade stability within 'Amoebozoa' upon removal of varying rate classes of SSU-rDNA.
Flagellates from stromatolites and surrounding sediments in Shark Bay, Western Australia
The community of flagellates in Hamelin Pool was found not to be significantly different from communities from other marine benthic habitats, and abundances are also comparable to those in other sediments.
Broadly sampled multigene trees of eukaryotes
The analytical approach substantiates the power of increased taxon sampling in placing diverse eukaryotic lineages within well-supported clades and indicates that the six supergroup hypothesis of higher-level eucaryotic classification is likely premature.
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Heterotrophic flagellates (Protista) from marine sediments of Botany Bay, Australia
Among the 87 species from 43 genera encountered in this survey are 13 new taxa, and most flagellates described here appear to be cosmopolitan.