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Multiple marker parallel tag environmental DNA sequencing reveals a highly complex eukaryotic community in marine anoxic water
Sequencing of ribosomal DNA clone libraries amplified from environmental DNA has revolutionized our understanding of microbial eukaryote diversity and ecology. The results of these analyses haveExpand
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Discovery of novel intermediate forms redefines the fungal tree of life
Fungi are the principal degraders of biomass in terrestrial ecosystems and establish important interactions with plants and animals. However, our current understanding of fungal evolutionaryExpand
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Marine fungi: their ecology and molecular diversity.
Fungi appear to be rare in marine environments. There are relatively few marine isolates in culture, and fungal small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) sequences are rarely recovered in marine cloneExpand
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Patterns of Rare and Abundant Marine Microbial Eukaryotes
BACKGROUND Biological communities are normally composed of a few abundant and many rare species. This pattern is particularly prominent in microbial communities, in which most constituent taxa areExpand
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The molecular diversity of freshwater picoeukaryotes from an oligotrophic lake reveals diverse, distinctive and globally dispersed lineages.
The recent discovery of a diverse phylogenetic assemblage of picoeukaryotes from environments such as oceans, salt marshes and acidic habitats, has expanded the debates about the extent and origin ofExpand
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Myosin domain evolution and the primary divergence of eukaryotes
Eukaryotic cells have two contrasting cytoskeletal and ciliary organizations. The simplest involves a single cilium-bearing centriole, nucleating a cone of individual microtubules (probably ancestralExpand
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Yeast forms dominate fungal diversity in the deep oceans
Fungi are the principal degraders of biomass in most terrestrial ecosystems. In contrast to surface environments, deep-sea environmental gene libraries have suggested that fungi are rare andExpand
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Marine protist diversity in European coastal waters and sediments as revealed by high-throughput sequencing.
Although protists are critical components of marine ecosystems, they are still poorly characterized. Here we analysed the taxonomic diversity of planktonic and benthic protist communities collectedExpand
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Patterns of kinesin evolution reveal a complex ancestral eukaryote with a multifunctional cytoskeleton
BackgroundThe genesis of the eukaryotes was a pivotal event in evolution and was accompanied by the acquisition of numerous new cellular features including compartmentalization by cytoplasmicExpand
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Gene transfer into the fungi
A growing body of data suggests that fungi have gained genes by horizontal gene transfer (HGT). This is an exciting result because fungi at first glance represent the most recalcitrant of allExpand
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