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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing
Current sampling of genomic sequence data from eukaryotes is relatively poor, biased, and inadequate to address important questions about their biology, evolution, and ecology; this Community PageExpand
Macronuclear Genome Sequence of the Ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, a Model Eukaryote
The ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila is a model organism for molecular and cellular biology. Like other ciliates, this species has separate germline and soma functions that are embodied by distinctExpand
Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT; also known as lateral gene transfer) has had an important role in eukaryotic genome evolution, but its importance is often overshadowed by the greater prevalence andExpand
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
The tree of eukaryotes.
Recent advances in resolving the tree of eukaryotes are converging on a model composed of a few large hypothetical 'supergroups', each comprising a diversity of primarily microbial eukaryotesExpand
Diversity and evolutionary history of plastids and their hosts.
  • P. Keeling
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of botany
  • 1 October 2004
By synthesizing data from individual gene phylogenies, large concatenated gene trees, and other kinds of molecular, morphological, and biochemical markers, we begin to see the broad outlines of aExpand
The endosymbiotic origin, diversification and fate of plastids
  • P. Keeling
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 12 March 2010
Plastids and mitochondria each arose from a single endosymbiotic event and share many similarities in how they were reduced and integrated with their host. However, the subsequent evolution of theExpand
Nuclear-encoded proteins target to the plastid in Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum.
A vestigial, nonphotosynthetic plastid has been identified recently in protozoan parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa. The apicomplexan plastid, or "apicoplast," is indispensable, but the completeExpand
Molecular data and the evolutionary history of dinoflagellates
We have sequenced small-subunit (SSU) ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes from 16 dinoflagellates, produced phylogenetic trees of the group containing 105 taxa, and combined small- and partial large-subunitExpand
Nuclear-encoded, plastid-targeted genes suggest a single common origin for apicomplexan and dinoflagellate plastids.
The phylum Apicomplexa encompasses a large number of intracellular protozoan parasites, including the causative agents of malaria (Plasmodium), toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma), and many other human andExpand