Université de Neuchâtel

The Testate Lobose Amoebae (Order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) Finally Find their Home within Amoebozoa

Nikolaev, Sergey I. ; Mitchell, Edward A. D. ; Petrov, Nikolay B. ; Berney, Cédric ; Fahrni, José ; Pawlowski, Jan

In: Protist, 2005, vol. 156, no. 2, p. 191-202

Testate lobose amoebae (order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) are common in all aquatic and terrestrial habitats, yet they are one of the last higher taxa of unicellular eukaryotes that has not found its place in the tree of life. The morphological approach did not allow to ascertain the evolutionary origin of the group or to prove its monophyly. To solve these challenging problems, we analyzed partial...