Molecular phylogeny and evolution of morphology in the social amoebas.

  title={Molecular phylogeny and evolution of morphology in the social amoebas.},
  author={Pauline Schaap and Thomas Winckler and Michaela Nelson and Elisa Alvarez-Curto and Barrie Elgie and Hiromitsu Hagiwara and James C. Cavender and Alicia Milano-Curto and Daniel E Rozen and Theodor Dingermann and Rupert Mutzel and Sandra L. Baldauf},
  volume={314 5799},
The social amoebas (Dictyostelia) display conditional multicellularity in a wide variety of forms. Despite widespread interest in Dictyostelium discoideum as a model system, almost no molecular data exist from the rest of the group. We constructed the first molecular phylogeny of the Dictyostelia with parallel small subunit ribosomal RNA and a-tubulin data sets, and we found that dictyostelid taxonomy requires complete revision. A mapping of characters onto the phylogeny shows that the dominant… CONTINUE READING

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