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A molecular timeline for the origin of photosynthetic eukaryotes.
The appearance of photosynthetic eukaryotes (algae and plants) dramatically altered the Earth's ecosystem, making possible all vertebrate life on land, including humans. Dating algal origin is,Expand
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Previous phylogenetic studies of the Rhodophyta have provided a framework for understanding red algal phylogeny, but there still exists the need for a comprehensive analysis using a broad sampling ofExpand
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Phylogenomic analysis supports the monophyly of cryptophytes and haptophytes and the association of rhizaria with chromalveolates.
Here we use phylogenomics with expressed sequence tag (EST) data from the ecologically important coccolithophore-forming alga Emiliania huxleyi and the plastid-lacking cryptophyte Goniomonas cf.Expand
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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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A single origin of the peridinin- and fucoxanthin-containing plastids in dinoflagellates through tertiary endosymbiosis
The most widely distributed dinoflagellate plastid contains chlorophyll c2 and peridinin as the major carotenoid. A second plastid type, found in taxa such as Karlodinium micrum and Karenia spp.,Expand
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Photosynthetic eukaryotes unite: endosymbiosis connects the dots.
The photosynthetic organelle of algae and plants (the plastid) traces its origin to a primary endosymbiotic event in which a previously non-photosynthetic protist engulfed and enslaved aExpand
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Insights into a dinoflagellate genome through expressed sequence tag analysis
BackgroundDinoflagellates are important marine primary producers and grazers and cause toxic "red tides". These taxa are characterized by many unique features such as immense genomes, the absence ofExpand
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The Single, Ancient Origin of Chromist Plastids
Algae include a diverse array of photosynthetic eukaryotes exclud-ing land plants. Explaining the origin of algal plastids continues tobe a major challenge in evolutionary biology. CurrentExpand
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Cyanophora paradoxa Genome Elucidates Origin of Photosynthesis in Algae and Plants
Plastid Origins The glaucophytes, represented by the alga Cyanophora paradoxa, are the putative sister group of red and green algae and plants, which together comprise the founding group ofExpand
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Single-Cell Genomics Reveals Organismal Interactions in Uncultivated Marine Protists
Marine protist cells from the wild environment contain DNA from several viruses and bacteria, but apparently lack plastids. Whole-genome shotgun sequence data from three individual cells isolatedExpand
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