Molecular phylogeny of the free-living archezoanTrepomonas agilis and the nature of the first eukaryote

@article{Cavaliersmith2005MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogeny of the free-living archezoanTrepomonas agilis and the nature of the first eukaryote},
  author={T. Cavalier-smith and E. Chao},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={551-562}
}
We have sequenced the small ribosomal subunit RNA gene of the diplozoanTrepomonas agilis. This provides the first molecular information on a free-living archezoan. We have performed a phylogenetic analysis by maximum likelihood, parsimony, and distance methods for all available nearly complete archezoan small subunit ribosomal RNA genes and for representatives of all major groups of more advanced eukaryotes (metakaryotes). These show Diplozoa as the earliest-diverging eukaryotic lineage… Expand
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