Large-scale phylogenomic analysis reveals the phylogenetic position of the problematic taxon Protocruzia and unravels the deep phylogenetic affinities of the ciliate lineages.

@article{Gentekaki2014LargescalePA,
  title={Large-scale phylogenomic analysis reveals the phylogenetic position of the problematic taxon Protocruzia and unravels the deep phylogenetic affinities of the ciliate lineages.},
  author={Eleni Gentekaki and Martin Kol{\'i}sko and Vittorio Boscaro and Kelley J. Bright and Fernando Dini and Graziano Di Giuseppe and Yingchun Gong and Cristina Miceli and Letizia Modeo and Robert E. Molestina and Giulio Petroni and Sandra Pucciarelli and Andrew J. Roger and Suzanne L. Strom and Denis H Lynn},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={78},
  pages={36-42}
}
The Ciliophora is one of the most studied protist lineages because of its important ecological role in the microbial loop. While there is an abundance of molecular data for many ciliate groups, it is commonly limited to the 18S ribosomal RNA locus. There is a paucity of data when it comes to availability of protein-coding genes especially for taxa that do… CONTINUE READING