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Evaluating hypotheses of basal animal phylogeny using complete sequences of large and small subunit rRNA
We studied the evolutionary relationships among basal metazoan lineages by using complete large subunit (LSU) and small subunit (SSU) ribosomal RNA sequences for 23 taxa. After identifying competingExpand
Aggregative Multicellularity Evolved Independently in the Eukaryotic Supergroup Rhizaria
Multicellular forms of life have evolved many times, independently giving rise to a diversity of organisms such as animals, plants, and fungi that together comprise the visible biosphere. YetExpand
Mitochondrial DNA variation and population structure in the spiny lobster Panulirus argus
Adult spiny lobsters (Panulirus argus) were collected from nine locations throughout the tropical and subtropical northwest Atlantic Ocean and examined for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation. 187Expand
Phylogeny of the "forgotten" cellular slime mold, Fonticula alba, reveals a key evolutionary branch within Opisthokonta.
The shared ancestry between Fungi and animals has been unequivocally demonstrated by abundant molecular and morphological data for well over a decade. Along with the animals and Fungi, multipleExpand
Human parasite finds taxonomic home
A molecular reassessment of the Leptomyxid amoebae.
Leptomyxid amoebae encompass a diverse assemblage of amoeboid protists that have been implicated as encephalitis-causing agents. This characteristic is attributed to recent studies identifying newExpand
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE RECOGNITION OF TWO SUBSPECIES OR SPECIES OF THE FLORIDA SPINY LOBSTER PANULIRUS ARGUS
Samples of the spiny lobster Panulirus argus from populations in the western Atlantic and Caribbean were compared with spiny lobsters from Brazil for DNA sequence variation for 2 mitochondrial genes.Expand
Oxymonads are closely related to the excavate taxon Trimastix.
Despite intensive study in recent years, large-scale eukaryote phylogeny remains poorly resolved. This is particularly problematic among the groups considered to be potential early branches. In manyExpand
Eumycetozoa = Amoebozoa?: SSUrDNA Phylogeny of Protosteloid Slime Molds and Its Significance for the Amoebozoan Supergroup
Amoebae that make fruiting bodies consisting of a stalk and spores and classified as closely related to the myxogastrids have classically been placed in the taxon Eumycetozoa. Traditionally, thereExpand
Evolution of the protists and protistan parasites from the perspective of molecular systematics.
Unlike prokaryotes, the Protista are rich in morphological and ultrastructure information. Their amazing phenotypic diversity permits assignment of many protists to cohesive phyletic assemblages butExpand
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