How many novel eukaryotic 'kingdoms'? Pitfalls and limitations of environmental DNA surveys

  title={How many novel eukaryotic 'kingdoms'? Pitfalls and limitations of environmental DNA surveys},
  author={C{\'e}dric Berney and Jos{\'e} F. Fahrni and Jan Pawlowski},
  journal={BMC Biology},
  pages={13 - 13}
Over the past few years, the use of molecular techniques to detect cultivation-independent, eukaryotic diversity has proven to be a powerful approach. Based on small-subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) gene analyses, these studies have revealed the existence of an unexpected variety of new phylotypes. Some of them represent novel diversity in known eukaryotic groups, mainly stramenopiles and alveolates. Others do not seem to be related to any molecularly described lineage, and have been proposed… CONTINUE READING
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