#ISEPpapers 6: Autumn 2019

Updated: Mar 11

Your sixth digest of papers and preprints published by members of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology is here. Do you like your #ISEPpapers as fresh as possible? Join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter. Enjoy!


A distinct lineage of giant viruses brings a rhodopsin photosystem to unicellular marine predators. David Needham, Susumu Yoshizawa, Toshiaki Hosaka, Camille Poirier, Chang Jae Choi, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Nicholas Irwin, Susanne Wilken, Cheuk-Man Yung, Charles Bachy, Rika Kurihara, Yu Nakajima, Keiichi Kojima, Tomomi Kimura-Someya, Guy Leonard, Rex Malmstrom, Daniel Mende, Daniel Olson, Yuki Sudo, Sebastian Sudek, Thomas A. Richards, Edward DeLong, Patrick Keeling, Alyson Santoro, Mikako Shirouzu, Wataru Iwasaki, Alexandra Worden. Read.


Genome skimming is a low-cost and robust strategy to assemble complete mitochondrial genomes from ethanol preserved specimens in biodiversity studies. Bruna Trevisan​, Daniel M. C. Alcantara​, Denis Jacob Machado, Fernando P. L. Marques, Daniel J. G. Lahr. Read.




Metabolic quirks and the colourful history of the Euglena gracilis secondary plastid. Anna M. G. Novák Vanclová, Martin Zoltner, Steven Kelly, Petr Soukal, Kristína Záhonová, Zoltán Füssy, ThankGod E. Ebenezer, Eva Lacová Dobáková, Marek Eliáš, Julius Lukeš, Mark C. Field, Vladimír Hampl. Read.


A single-cell genome reveals diplonemid-like ancestry of kinetoplastid mitochondrial gene structure. Jeremy G. Wideman, Gordon Lax, Guy Leonard, David S. Milner, Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez, Alastair G. B. Simpson and Thomas A. Richards. Read.



Combining morphology, behaviour and genomics to understand the evolution and ecology of microbial eukaryotes. Patrick J. Keeling. Read.






Combined cultivation and single-cell approaches to the phylogenomics of nucleariid amoebae, close relatives of fungi. Luis Javier Galindo, Guifré Torruella, David Moreira, Yana Eglit, Alastair G. B. Simpson, Eckhard Völcker, Steffen Clauß and Purificación López-García. Read.





The New Tree of Eukaryotes. Fabien Burki, Andrew J. Roger, Matthew W. Brown, Alastair G. B. Simpson. Read.






New Protist Predators under the Sun. Morgan J. Colp, John M. Archibald. Read.








Catalase compromises the development of the insect and mammalian stages of Trypanosoma brucei. Eva Horáková, Drahomíra Faktorová, Natalia Kraeva, Binnypreet Kaur, Jan Van Den Abbeele, Vyacheslav Yurchenko, Julius Lukeš. Read.




Comparative genomics of Leishmania (Mundinia). Anzhelika Butenko, Alexei Y. Kostygov, Jovana Sádlová, Yuliya Kleschenko, Tomáš Bečvář, Lucie Podešvová, Diego H. Macedo, David Žihala, Julius Lukeš, Paul A. Bates, Petr Volf, Fred R. Opperdoes, Vyacheslav Yurchenko. Read.








Evolution and Unprecedented Variants of the Mitochondrial Genetic Code in a Lineage of Green Algae. David Žihala, Marek Eliáš, Read.





Large DNA virus promoted the endosymbiotic evolution to make a photosynthetic eukaryote. Mitsuhiro Matsuo, Atsushi Katahata, Makoto Tachikawa, Yohei Minakuchi, Hideki Noguchi, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, Yutaka Suzuki, Takayuki Hata, Soichirou Satoh, Takuro Nakayama, Ryoma Kamikawa, Mami Nomura, Yuji Inagaki, Ken-ichiro Ishida, Junichi Obokata. Read.


Phylogenetic divergence within the Arcellinida (Amoebozoa) is congruent with test size and metabolism type. Andrew L. Macumber, Quentin Blandenier, Milcho Todorov, Clément Duckert, Enrique Lara, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Edward A. D. Mitchell, Helen M. Roe. Read.



Barthelonids represent a deep-branching Metamonad clade with mitochondrion-related organelles generating no ATP. Euki Yazaki, Keitaro Kume, Takashi Shiratori, Yana Eglit, Goro Tanifuji, Ryo Harada, Alastair G.B. Simpson, Ken-ichiro Ishida, Tetsuo Hashimoto, Yuji Inagaki. Read.



Insights into the origin of metazoan multicellularity from predatory unicellular relatives of animals. Denis V. Tikhonenkov, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Anton S. Esaulov, Olga I. Belyakova, Yuri A. Mazei, Alexander P. Mylnikov, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.







Making sense of environmental sequencing data: Ecologically important functional traits of the protistan groups Cercozoa and Endomyxa (Rhizaria). Kenneth Dumack, Anna Maria Fiore‐Donno, David Bass, Michael Bonkowski. Read.





Enigmatic Phytomyxid Parasite of the Alien Seagrass Halophila stipulacea: New Insights into Its Ecology, Phylogeny, and Distribution in the Mediterranean Sea. Viktorie Kolátková, Ivan Čepička, Gaetano Maurizio Gargiulo, Martin Vohník. Read.







Assessing the Diversity and Distribution of Apicomplexans in Host and Free-Living Environments Using High-Throughput Amplicon Data and a Phylogenetically Informed Reference Framework. Javier del Campo, Thierry J. Heger, Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez, Alexandra Z. Worden, Thomas A. Richards, Ramon Massana and Patrick J. Keeling. Read.







Deciphering phylogenetic relationships and delimiting species boundaries using a Bayesian coalescent approach in protists: A case study of the ciliate genus Spirostomum (Ciliophora, Heterotrichea). Shahed Uddin Ahmed Shazib, Peter Vďačný, Marek Slovák, Eleni Gentekaki & Mann Kyoon Shin. Read.







Ancient Adaptive Lateral Gene Transfers in the Symbiotic Opalina–Blastocystis Stramenopile Lineage. Naoji Yubuki, Luis Javier Galindo, Guillaume Reboul, Purificación López-García, Matthew W Brown, Nicolas Pollet, David Moreira. Read.






On the Origin of Iron/Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis in Eukaryotes. Anastasios D. Tsaousis. Read.






Genome‐wide Transcriptional Analysis of Tetrahymena thermophila Response to Exogenous Cholesterol. Sebastián R. Najle, Josefina Hernández, Eduard Ocaña‐Pallarès, Nicolás García Siburu, Alejandro D. Nusblat, Clara B. Nudel, Claudio H. Slamovits, Antonio D. Uttaro. Read.




Insect trypanosomatids in Papua New Guinea: high endemism and diversity. Jana Králová, Anastasiia Grybchuk-Ieremenko, Jan Votýpka, Vojtěch Novotný, Petr Kment, Julius Lukeš, Vyacheslav Yurchenko, Alexei Yu. Kostygov. Read.





The eukaryome: Diversity and role of microeukaryotic organisms associated with animal hosts. Javier del Campo, David Bass, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.



Unexpected mitochondrial genome diversity revealed by targeted single-cell genomics of heterotrophic flagellated protists. Jeremy Wideman, Adam Monier, Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez, Guy Leonard, Emily Cook, Camille Poirier, Finlay Maguire, David Milner, Nicholas Irwin, Karen Moore, Alyson Santoro, Patrick Keeling, Alexandra Worden, Thomas Richards. Read.


LmxM.22.0250-Encoded Dual Specificity Protein/Lipid Phosphatase Impairs Leishmania mexicana Virulence In Vitro. Natalya Kraeva, Tereza Leštinová, Aygul Ishemgulova, Karolina Majerová, Anzhelika Butenko, Slavica Vaselek, Julia Bespyatykh, Arzuv Charyyeva, Tatiana Spitzová, Alexei Yu. Kostygov, Julius Lukeš, Petr Volf, Jan Votýpka, and Vyacheslav Yurchenko. Read.






Genome‐wide Transcriptional Analysis of Tetrahymena thermophila Response to Exogenous Cholesterol. Sebastián R. Najle, Josefina Hernández, Eduard Ocaña‐Pallarès, Nicolás García Siburu, Alejandro D. Nusblat, Clara B. Nudel, Claudio H. Slamovits, Antonio D. Uttaro. Read.





The compact genome of Giardia muris reveals important steps in the evolution of intestinal protozoan parasites. Feifei Xu, Alejandro Jiménez-González, Elin Einarsson, Ásgeir Ástvaldsson, Dimitra Peirasmaki, Lars Eckmann, Jan O. Andersson, Staffan G. Svärd, Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist. Read.




Analyses of environmental sequences and two regions of chloroplast genomes revealed the presence of new clades of photosynthetic euglenids in marine environments. Soňa Lukešová, Michał Karlicki, Lucia Tomečková Hadariová, Jana Szabová, Anna Karnkowska, Vladimír Hampl. Read.






ISEP wishes you a very happy and successful year 2020!

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