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Although Pleurostomum was described almost a century ago, flagellates assigned to this taxon have been recorded only in very occasional faunistic studies of highly saline habitats, and their phylogenetic position has remained uncertain. We report the cultivation, ultrastructure, and phylogenetic relationships of Pleurostomum flabellatum isolated from a(More)
This paper presents new data on free-living heterotrophic euglenids (Euglenozoa, Protista) that were found at several freshwater sites in New South Wales, Northern Territory, and Queensland, Australia. Thirty-six species are described with uninterpreted records based on light-microscopy. The records include accounts of two new taxa: Heteronema pterbicanov.(More)
Heteronema is a commonly encountered genus of phagotrophic euglenids that contains very different morphotypes, including elongate gliding species and ovoid skidding forms. We report the first ultrastructural and sequence data from a culture of an ovoid skidding heteronemid, KM051. Cells were 8-23.5 μm long with 22 pellicular strips and a fibrous(More)
The ectopic expression of AtDFR results in increased accumulation of anthocyanins leading to enhanced salinity and drought stress tolerance in B. napus plants. Flavonoids with antioxidant effects confer many additional benefits to plants. Evidence indicates that flavonoids, including anthocyanins, protect tissues against oxidative stress from various(More)
pap1 - D/fls1ko double mutant plants that produce substantial amounts of anthocyanin show tolerance to abiotic stress. Anthocyanins are flavonoids that are abundant in various plants and have beneficial effects on both plants and humans. Many genes in flavonoid biosynthetic pathways have been identified, including those in the MYB-bHLH-WD40 (MBW) complex.(More)
Thermotolerance in plants is a topic of concern given the current trends in global warming. Here, we aimed to develop a rapid and reproducible screening method for selection of heat stress-tolerant wheat varieties to expedite the breeding process. We tested the robustness of the screen in three Korean wheat cultivars, "BackJung", "KeumKang", and(More)
Two heterotrophic flagellate strains were isolated from marine sediment samples off eastern Canada and Korea. These new isolates are indistinguishable by light microscopy from the unclassified protist Cyranomonas australis. The organisms are ovoid-shaped cells, 3.5-6μm long, laterally compressed, and somewhat flexible. They have two unequal flagella, about(More)
Stephanopogon is a taxon of multiciliated protists that is now known to belong to Heterolobosea. Small subunit ribosomal DNA (SSU rDNA) phylogenies indicate that Stephanopogon is closely related to or descended from Percolomonas, a small tetraflagellate with a different feeding structure, thus these morphologically dissimilar taxa are of ongoing(More)
Petalomonads are particularly important for understanding the early evolution of euglenids, but are arguably the least studied major group within this taxon. We have established a culture of the biflagellate petalomonad Notosolenus urceolatus, and conducted electron microscopy observations and molecular phylogenetic analysis. Notosolenus urceolatus has(More)
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