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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing
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This Community Page describes a resource of 700 transcriptomes from marine microbial eukaryotes to help understand their role in the world's oceans.
Genes for the cytoskeletal protein tubulin in the bacterial genus Prosthecobacter
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It is predicted that the Prosthecobacter tubulins are monomeric, unlike eukaryotic α and β tubulinins, which form dimers and are therefore unlikely to form microtubule-like structures.
Characterization and Evolution of Cell Division and Cell Wall Synthesis Genes in the Bacterial Phyla Verrucomicrobia, Lentisphaerae, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes and Phylogenetic Comparison with
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Comprehensive sequence analyses of available genome data for representatives of Verrucomicrobia, Lentisphaerae, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes strongly indicate that their last common ancestor possessed a conserved, ancestral type of dcw gene cluster and an FtsZ-based cell division mechanism.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Describe Protists: Redescriptions of Novistrombidium testaceum Anigstein 1914 and Strombidium inclinatum Montagnes, Taylor, and Lynn 1990 (Ciliophora, Oligotrichia)
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The 18S rDNA molecular data, in accordance with morphological and ultrastructural observations, indicate that the Strombidiida (Oligotrichia) constitute a well-supported clade and is recommended that when possible, ecologists, morphological taxonomists, and molecular biologists combine their expertise to provide comprehensive taxonomic descriptions.
Microtubules in Bacteria: Ancient Tubulins Build a Five-Protofilament Homolog of the Eukaryotic Cytoskeleton
The unequivocal identification of microtubules in bacteria throws light on the evolution of modern eukaryotic microtubules from a primordial structure.
The Passive Yet Successful Way of Planktonic Life: Genomic and Experimental Analysis of the Ecology of a Free-Living Polynucleobacter Population
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Experiments indicated that these bacteria live as chemoorganotrophs by mainly utilizing low-molecular-weight substrates derived from photooxidation of humic substances, which resulted in a highly passive lifestyle so far only known among free-living bacteria from pelagic marine taxa dwelling in environmentally stable nutrient-poor off-shore systems.
Defensive extrusive ectosymbionts of Euplotidium (Ciliophora) that contain microtubule-like structures are bacteria related to Verrucomicrobia.
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The prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic nature of epixenosomes was resolved by comparative sequence analysis of amplified small subunit rRNA genes and in situ hybridization with fluorescently labeled rRNA-targeted polynucleotide probes.
A molecular approach to the tangled intrageneric relationships underlying phylogeny in Euplotes (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea).
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Small subunit rRNA sequences of 11 morphologically defined species colonizing different habitats were determined and pointed to a high divergence between this genus and the other Spirotrichea, together with a high variability within the genus Euplotes.
“Candidatus Midichloriaceae” fam. nov. (Rickettsiales), an Ecologically Widespread Clade of Intracellular Alphaproteobacteria
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It is suggested that aquatic/environmental protista have acted as evolutionary reservoirs for members of this novel family, from which one or more lineages with the capacity of infecting metazoa have evolved.
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