• Publications
  • Influence
The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes, which updates that of Adl et al. [J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 52 (2005) 399], retains an emphasis on the protists and incorporates changes since 2005Expand
  • 1,234
  • 90
  • PDF
Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit ocean
Marine plankton support global biological and geochemical processes. Surveys of their biodiversity have hitherto been geographically restricted and have not accounted for the full range of planktonExpand
  • 938
  • 40
  • PDF
A common red algal origin of the apicomplexan, dinoflagellate, and heterokont plastids
The discovery of a nonphotosynthetic plastid in malaria and other apicomplexan parasites has sparked a contentious debate about its evolutionary origin. Molecular data have led to conflictingExpand
  • 371
  • 37
  • PDF
The evolution and diversity of kinetoplastid flagellates.
Five years ago, little was known about kinetoplastid evolution. Recent improvements in the taxon sampling for nuclear rRNA genes and several protein markers have transformed this understanding.Expand
  • 286
  • 23
Adaptations of Trypanosoma brucei to gradual loss of kinetoplast DNA: Trypanosoma equiperdum and Trypanosoma evansi are petite mutants of T. brucei
Trypanosoma brucei is a kinetoplastid flagellate, the agent of human sleeping sickness and ruminant nagana in Africa. Kinetoplastid flagellates contain their eponym kinetoplast DNA (kDNA), consistingExpand
  • 212
  • 23
  • PDF
Evolutionary and geographical history of the Leishmania donovani complex with a revision of current taxonomy
Leishmaniasis is a geographically widespread severe disease, with an increasing incidence of two million cases per year and 350 million people from 88 countries at risk. The causative agents areExpand
  • 375
  • 20
  • PDF
Kinetoplast DNA Network: Evolution of an Improbable Structure
Kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) is the most structurally complex mitochondrial DNA in nature. Unique to the single mitochondrion of unicellular flagellates of the order Kinetoplastida, kDNA is best known as aExpand
  • 258
  • 19
  • PDF
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 ofExpand
  • 358
  • 16
  • PDF
Microsporidia and 'the art of living together'.
Parasitism, aptly defined as one of the 'living-together' strategies (Trager, 1986), presents a dynamic system in which the parasite and its host are under evolutionary pressure to evolve new andExpand
  • 167
  • 16
Phylogeny of trypanosomes as inferred from the small and large subunit rRNAs: implications for the evolution of parasitism in the trypanosomatid protozoa.
Sequences of the small rRNA genes and partial sequences of the large rRNA genes were obtained by PCR amplification from a variety of vertebrate trypanosomes. The trypanosome species and hostsExpand
  • 238
  • 14