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CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms
A group of protist experts proposes a two-step DNA barcoding approach, comprising a universal eukaryotic pre-barcode followed by group-specific barcodes, to unveil the hidden biodiversity of
Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes
It is confirmed that eukaryotes form at least two domains, the loss of monophyly in the Excavata, robust support for the Haptista and Cryptista, and suggested primer sets for DNA sequences from environmental samples that are effective for each clade are provided.
Biodiversity of avian trypanosomes.
SlowFaster, a user-friendly program for slow-fast analysis and its application on phylogeny of Blastocystis
SlowFaster is a user-friendly tool providing new alignments prepared with slow-fast analysis, which can be used for further phylogenetic analyses with lower risk of long branch attraction artifacts.
Between a Pod and a Hard Test: The Deep Evolution of Amoebae
The results support the hypothesis that the last common ancestor of Amoebozoa was sexual and flagellated, and it also may have had the ability to disperse propagules from a sporocarp-type fruiting body.
Sergeia podlipaevi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Trypanosomatidae, Kinetoplastida), a parasite of biting midges (Ceratopogonidae, Diptera).
Morphological characteristics and sequences of the 18S rRNA, 5S r RNA, spliced leader RNA and glycosomal glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase genes indicate that the studied flagellates represent a novel phylogenetic lineage within the Trypanosomatidae.
Critical analysis of the topology and rooting of the parabasalian 16S rRNA tree.
The tree topology in the view of anagenesis of cytoskeletal and motility organelles is discussed and it is suggested that a robust taxonomic revision requires extensive analysis of other gene sequences.