Revisiting the Phylogenetic Position of Synchroma grande

  title={Revisiting the Phylogenetic Position of Synchroma grande},
  author={Vishwanath Patil and Jon Br{\aa}te and Kamran Shalchian-Tabrizi and Kjetill Sigurd Jakobsen},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
ABSTRACT. Two new classes Synchromophyceae and Picophagea, belonging to the heterokonts, have been proposed recently in separate studies of 18S rRNA phylogenies. Here we revise the 18S phylogeny of these classes by including all available sequenced species and applying Bayesian and maximum likelihood methods; Synchroma grande groups with the photophagotrophic Chlamydomyxa labyrinthuloides with high statistical support. This clade is sister to Chrysophyceae, together they share a common ancestry… 
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