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Molecular Evolutionary Analyses of Nuclear‐Encoded Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Identify an Independent Rhizopod Lineage Containing the Euglyphina and the Chlorarachniophyta
The results provide further evidence for the polyphyly of the Rhizopoda and support the creation of a new amoeboid lineage which includes the Euglyphina and the chlorarachniophyte algae; taxa with tubular mitochondrial cristae and filose or reticulate pseudopodia. Expand
Comparisons of nuclear-encoded small-subunit ribosomal RNAs reveal the evolutionary position of the Glaucocystophyta.
Maximum likelihood, maximum-parsimony, and neighbor-joining phylogenetic analyses show that the Glaucocystophyta is a relatively late-diverging monophyletic assemblage within the "crown" group radiation that forms a sister group to cryptophyte algae. Expand
Analyses of ribosomal RNA sequences from glaucocystophyte cyanelles provide new insights into the evolutionary relationships of plastids
The phylogenetic analyses show that the cyanelles of C. paradoxa, G. nostochinearum, and G. wittrockiana form a distinct evolutionary lineage; these cyanelle presumably share a monophyletic origin and are interpreted as supporting a near-simultaneous radiation of cyaneles and green and nongreen plastids. Expand