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Phylogeny and classification of phylum Cercozoa (Protozoa).
The protozoan phylum Cercozoa embraces numerous ancestrally biciliate zooflagellates, euglyphid and other filose testate amoebae, chlorarachnean algae, phytomyxean plant parasites (e.g.… Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Amoebozoa and the evolutionary significance of the unikont Phalansterium
The taxonomic position of the uniciliate, unicentriolar zooflagellate Phalansterium is problematic; its distinctive ultrastructure with a pericentriolar microtubular cone placed it in its own order… Expand
A revised classification of naked lobose amoebae (Amoebozoa: lobosa).
Phylogeny of novel naked Filose and Reticulose Cercozoa: Granofilosea cl. n. and Proteomyxidea revised.
Naked filose and reticulose protozoa were long lumped as proteomyxids or left outside higher groups. We cultivated eight naked filose or reticulose strains, did light microscopy, 18S rDNA sequencing… Expand
Phylogeny of Choanozoa, Apusozoa, and Other Protozoa and Early Eukaryote Megaevolution
The primary diversification of eukaryotes involved protozoa, especially zooflagellates—flagellate protozoa without plastids. Understanding the origins of the higher eukaryotic kingdoms (two purely… Expand
Phylogeny and Megasystematics of Phagotrophic Heterokonts (Kingdom Chromista)
Heterokonts are evolutionarily important as the most nutritionally diverse eukaryote supergroup and the most species-rich branch of the eukaryotic kingdom Chromista. Ancestrally… Expand
Protalveolate phylogeny and systematics and the origins of Sporozoa and dinoflagellates (phylum Myzozoa nom. nov.)
Abstract The protozoan infrakingdom Alveolata comprises the phyla Ciliophora and Miozoa. The name Myzozoa—sucking life—is introduced here to replace Miozoa (protalveolates, dinoflagellates, Sporozoa,… Expand
Sponge phylogeny, animal monophyly, and the origin of the nervous system: 18S rRNA evidence
We sequenced 18S rRNA genes of a calcareous sponge, Clathrina cerebrum, a demosponge, Axinella polypoides, and a zoanthid cnidarian, Parazoanthus axinellae. Our phylogenetic analysis supports the… Expand
Multigene eukaryote phylogeny reveals the likely protozoan ancestors of opisthokonts (animals, fungi, choanozoans) and Amoebozoa.
- T. Cavalier-smith, E. Chao, E. A. Snell, C. Berney, A. Fiore-Donno, Rhodri Lewis
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 December 2014
Animals and fungi independently evolved from the protozoan phylum Choanozoa, these three groups constituting a major branch of the eukaryotic evolutionary tree known as opisthokonts. Opisthokonts and… Expand
Phylogeny and evolution of apusomonadida (protozoa: apusozoa): new genera and species.
Apusomonadida (Apusomonas; Amastigomonas) are understudied gliding zooflagellates. We divide Amastigomonas into five genera, three new: Podomonas; Manchomonas; Multimonas. Microscopy and 18S rDNA… Expand