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The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes retains an emphasis on the protists and incorporates changes since 2005 that have resolved nodes and branches in phylogenetic trees. Expand
Taxonomy and phylogeny of the benthic Prorocentrum species (Dinophyceae)—A proposal and review
A review of benthic Prorocentrum species highlights uncertainty in species boundaries of several potentially toxin producing species, including the species Proracentrum hoffmannianum, PRORocentrum belizeanum, F. maculosum, and F. faustiae and proposes a unified revised terminology for morphological features, cell orientation, and platelet numbering. Expand
Seasonal changes of benthic and epiphytic dinoflagellates in the Veracruz reef zone, Gulf of Mexico
Dinoflagellate abundance was not correlated with any measured physical or chemical parameter (temperature, salinity, pH, dis- solved oxygen, nitrates, nitrites, ammonium, phosphates, precipitation or wind speed and direction). Expand
Morphology and phylogeny of the pseudocolonial dinoflagellates Polykrikos lebourae and Polykrikos herdmanae n. sp.
Both the photosynthetic and heterotrophic forms of the only known marine benthic (sand-dwelling) species of Polykrikos, namely P. lebourae, were investigated using light and electron microscopy and molecular phylogenetic analyses, leading to the conclusion that they are in fact two distinct lineages. Expand
Dinoflagellate diversity and distribution
Dinoflagellates are common to abundant in both marine and freshwater environments. They are particularly diverse in the marine plankton where some cause “red tides” and other harmful blooms. MoreExpand
Morphology and taxonomy of the marine sand-dwelling genus Thecadinium (Dinophyceae), with the description of two new species from the North German Wadden Sea
Five marine sand-dwelling species of the dinoflagellate genus Thecadinium have been examined from intertidal and subtidal sand and illustrated with light and scanning electron microscopy and two species are described as new. Expand
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. Expand
Ultrastructure of a novel tube-forming, intracellular parasite of dinoflagellates: Parvilucifera prorocentri sp. nov. (Alveolata, Myzozoa).
Describing the intracellular development and ultrastructure of a novel parasite that infected the marine benthic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum fukuyoi indicated that this parasite is most closely related to perkinsids and syndineans, and represents an intriguing candidate for the cellular identity of a major subclade of Group I alveolates. Expand