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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
Phylogenomic analyses support the monophyly of Excavata and resolve relationships among eukaryotic “supergroups”
  • V. Hampl, L. Hug, +4 authors A. Roger
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 10 March 2009
A phylogenomic analysis of a dataset of 143 proteins and 48 taxa indicates that Excavata forms a monophyletic suprakingdom-level group that is one of the 3 primary divisions within eukaryotes, along with unikonts and a megagroup of Archaeplastida, Rhizaria, and the chromalveolate lineages. Expand
Construction and bootstrap analysis of DNA fingerprinting-based phylogenetic trees with the freeware program FreeTree: application to trichomonad parasites.
The low bootstrap values and the star-like topology of the whole Trichomonadidae tree confirm that the RAPD method is not suitable for phylogenetic analysis of protozoa at the level of higher taxa and it is proposed that the repeated bootstrap analysis should be an obligatory part of any RAPD study. Expand
Critical taxonomic revision of Parabasalids with description of one new genus and three new species.
A new classification of Parabasalia is proposed which is congruent with both ultrastructural and molecular-phylogenetic studies and is unable to determine morphologically homogenous monophyletic lineages within cristamonads. 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
Inference of the phylogenetic position of oxymonads based on nine genes: support for metamonada and excavata.
It is demonstrated that the genes are in conflict regarding the position of oxymonads, and a well-supported group of Metamonada that branched weakly with euglenozoans is recovered, providing conditional support for the existence of Excavata. Expand
Comparison of European Trichobilharzia species based on ITS1 and ITS2 sequences
The sequenced internal transcribed spacers ITS1 and ITS2, and 5·8S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes of 3 European Trichobilharzia species and a newly designed primer, specific for T. regenti, might be used as a tool for diagnosis of this potential pathogen. Expand
Validity reassessment of Trichobilharzia species using Lymnaea stagnalis as the intermediate host
Comparison of data from the literature showed differences among various T. ocellata isolates and led to the conclusion that the North American and the Japanese findings are not identical with European T. Ocellata. Expand
New evolutionary lineages, unexpected diversity, and host specificity in the parabasalid genus Tetratrichomonas.
The phylogenetic tree based on the concatenate of all sequences showed the monophyly of the genus Tetratrichomonas with respect to the genus Trichomonas, and the data suggest that two parabasalid genera, Pentatrichomonoides and Trichomooides, may belong to the grouping. Expand
A Eukaryote without a Mitochondrial Organelle
The genome sequence of a microbial eukaryote, the oxymonad Monocercomonoides sp. Expand