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The Revised Classification of Eukaryotes

Adl, Sina M. ; Simpson, Alastair G. B. ; Lane, Christopher E. ; Lukeš, Julius ; Bass, David ; Bowser, Samuel S. ; Brown, Matthew W. ; Burki, Fabien ; Dunthorn, Micah ; Hampl, Vladimir ; Heiss, Aaron ; Hoppenrath, Mona ; Lara, Enrique ; le Gall, Line ; Lynn, Denis H. ; McManus, Hilary ; Mitchell, Edward A. D. ; Mozley-Stanridge, Sharon E. ; Parfrey, Laura W. ; Pawlowski, Jan ; Rueckert, Sonja ; Shadwick, Laura ; Schoch, Conrad L. ; Smirnov, Alexey ; Spiegel, Frederick W.

In: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2012, vol. 59, no. 5, p. 429-514

This revision of the classification of eukaryotes, which updates that of Adl et al. [J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 52 (2005) 399], retains an emphasis on the protists and incorporates changes since 2005 that have resolved nodes and branches in phylogenetic trees. Whereas the previous revision was successful in re-introducing name stability to the classification, this revision provides a...

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Comparing Potential COI and SSU rDNA Barcodes for Assessing the Diversity and Phylogenetic Relationships of Cyphoderiid Testate Amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida)

Heger, Thierry J. ; Pawlowski, Jan ; Lara, Enrique ; Leander, Brian S. ; Todorov, Milcho ; Golemansky, Vassil ; Mitchell, Edward A. D.

In: Protist, 2011, vol. 162, no. 1, p. 131-141

The mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit 1 gene (COI) has been promoted as an ideal “DNA barcode” for animal species and other groups of eukaryotes. However, the utility of the COI marker for species level discrimination and for phylogenetic analyses has yet to be tested within the Rhizaria. Accordingly, we analysed mitochondrial COI gene sequences and nuclear small subunit rDNA (SSU)...