#ISEPpapers 7: Winter 2020

Your seventh 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!



Multidomain ribosomal protein trees and the planctobacterial origin of neomura (eukaryotes, archaebacteria). Thomas Cavalier-Smith & Ema E-Yung Chao. Read.




















Morphology, Morphogenesis, and Phylogeny of Urosoma caudata (Ehrenberg, 1833) Berger, 1999 (Ciliophora, Hypotrichia) based on a Chinese Population. Wenxin Xu, Yan Zhao, Bo Pan, Yongqiang Liu, Yuan Li, William A. Bourland, Xiaotian Luo. Read.






Controlled sampling of ribosomally active protistan diversity in sediment-surface layers identifies putative players in the marine carbon sink. Raquel Rodríguez-Martínez, Guy Leonard, David S. Milner, Sebastian Sudek, Mike Conway, Karen Moore, Theresa Hudson, Frédéric Mahé, Patrick J. Keeling, Alyson E. Santoro, Alexandra Z. Worden & Thomas A. Richards. Read.



Gene fragmentation and RNA editing without borders: eccentric mitochondrial genomes of diplonemids. Binnypreet Kaur, Kristína Záhonová, Matus Valach, Drahomíra Faktorová, Galina Prokopchuk, Gertraud Burger, Julius Lukeš. Read.






Phylogeny of Physarida (Amoebozoa, Myxogastria) Based on the Small-Subunit Ribosomal RNA Gene, Redefinition of Physarum pusillum s. str. and Reinstatement of P. gravidum Morgan. Renato Cainelli, Myriam de Haan, Marianne Meyer, Michael Bonkowski, & Anna Maria Fiore-Donno. Read.






Mitochondrial genomes of Amoebozoa. Natalya Bondarenko, Alexey Smirnov, Elena Nassonova, Anna Maria Fiore-Donno. Read.













Comparative Plastid Genomics of Cryptomonas Species Reveals Fine-Scale Genomic Responses to Loss of Photosynthesis. Goro Tanifuji, Ryoma Kamikawa, Christa E. Moore, Tyler Mills, Naoko T. Onodera, Yuichiro Kashiyama, John M. Archibald, Yuji Inagaki, Tetsuo Hashimoto. Read.







In situ methods of plant-microbial interactions for nitrogen in rhizosphere. Min Liu, Sina Adl, Xiaoyong Cui, Yuqiang Tian, Xingliang Xu, Yakov Kuzyakov. Read.





A comparative ‘omics approach to candidate pathogenicity factor discovery in the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Emily K. Herman, Alex Greninger, Mark van der Giezen, Michael L. Ginger, Inmaculada Ramirez-Macias, Haylea C. Miller, Matthew J. Morgan, Anastasios D. Tsaousis, Katrina Velle, Romana Vargová, Sebastian Rodrigo Najle, Georgina MacIntyre, Norbert Muller, Mattias Wittwer, Denise C. Zysset-Burri, Marek Elias, Claudio Slamovits, Matthew Weirauch, Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Francine Marciano-Cabral, Geoffrey J. Puzon, Tom Walsh, Charles Chiu, Joel B. Dacks. Read.



De novo Sequencing, Assembly, and Annotation of the Transcriptome for the Free‐Living Testate Amoeba Arcella intermedia. Giulia M. Ribeiro, Alfredo L. Porfírio‐Sousa, Xyrus X. Maurer‐Alcalá, Laura A. Katz, Daniel J. G. Lahr. Read.





Highly Reduced Genomes of Protist Endosymbionts Show Evolutionary Convergence. Emma E. George, Filip Husnik, Daria Tashyreva, Galina Prokopchuk, Aleš Horák, Waldan K. Kwong, Julius Lukeš, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.





Suicidal Leishmania. Lucie Podešvová, Tereza Leštinová, Eva Horáková, Julius Lukeš, Petr Volf, Vyacheslav Yurchenko. Read.












Substrate specificity of plastid phosphate transporters in a non-photosynthetic diatom and its implication in evolution of red alga-derived complex plastids. Daniel Moog, Akira Nozawa, Yuzuru Tozawa, and Ryoma Kamikawa. Read.












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






Fine Structure Observation of Feeding Behavior, Nephroselmis spp.-derived Chloroplast Enlargement, and Mitotic Processes in the Katablepharid Hatena arenicola. Mami Nomura, Ryoma Kamikawa, Ken-ichiro Ishida. Read.




Predatory colponemids are the sister group to all other alveolates. Denis V. Tikhonenkov, Jürgen F. H. Strassert, Jan Janouškovec, Alexander P. Mylnikov, Vladimir V. Aleoshin, Fabien Burki, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.








Morphological and molecular characterization of two Trichodina (Ciliophora, Peritrichia) species from freshwater fishes in China. Zhe Wang, William A. Bourland, Tong Zhou, Hao Yang, Chenxin Zhang, Zemao Gu. Read.










Unique Dynamics of Paramylon Storage in the Marine Euglenozoan Diplonema papillatum. Ingrid Škodová-Sveráková, Galina Prokopchuk, Priscila Peña-Diaz, Kristína Záhonová, Martin Moos, Anton Horváth, Petr Šimek, Julius Lukeš. Read.











Exploring Micro-Eukaryotic Diversity in the Gut: Co-occurrence of Blastocystis Subtypes and Other Protists in Zoo Animals. Emma L. Betts, Eleni Gentekaki, and Anastasios D. Tsaousis. Read.











Dinoflagellates with relic endosymbiont nuclei as models for elucidating organellogenesis.

Chihiro Sarai, Goro Tanifuji, Takuro Nakayama, Ryoma Kamikawa, Kazuya Takahashi, Euki Yazaki, Eriko Matsuo, Hideaki Miyashita, Ken-ichiro Ishida, Mitsunori Iwataki, and Yuji Inagaki. Read.




The draft nuclear genome sequence and predicted mitochondrial proteome of Andalucia godoyi, a protist with the most gene-rich and bacteria-like mitochondrial genome. Michael W. Gray, Gertraud Burger, Romain Derelle, Vladimír Klimeš, Michelle M. Leger, Matt Sarrasin, Čestmír Vlček, Andrew J. Roger, Marek Eliáš & B. Franz Lang. Read.



Real-time dynamics of Plasmodium NDC80 reveals unusual modes of chromosome segregation during parasite proliferation. Mohammad Zeeshan, Rajan Pandey, David J.P. Ferguson, Eelco C. Tromer, Robert Markus, Steven Abel, Declan Brady, Emilie Daniel, Rebecca Limenitakis, Andrew R. Bottrill, Karine G. Le Roch, Anthony A. Holder, Ross F. Waller, David S. Guttery, Rita Tewari. Read.




Evolution of metabolic capabilities and molecular features of diplonemids, kinetoplastids, and euglenids. Anzhelika Butenko, Fred R. Opperdoes, Olga Flegontova, Aleš Horák, Vladimír Hampl, Patrick Keeling, Ryan M. R. Gawryluk, Denis Tikhonenkov, Pavel Flegontov, & Julius Lukeš. Read.





Homologue replacement in the import motor of the mitochondrial inner membrane of trypanosomes. Corinne von Känel, Sergio A Muñoz-Gómez, Silke Oeljeklaus, Christoph Wenger, Bettina Warscheid, Jeremy G Wideman, Anke Harsman, Andre Schneider. Read.












Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. Maike Rossmann, Juan E Pérez-Jaramillo, Vanessa N Kavamura, Josiane B Chiaramonte, Kenneth Dumack, Anna Maria Fiore-Donno, Lucas W Mendes, Márcia M C Ferreira, Michael Bonkowski, Jos M Raaijmakers, Tim H Mauchline, Rodrigo Mendes. Read.




A uniquely complex mitochondrial proteome from Euglena gracilis. Michael J Hammond, Anna Nenarokova, Anzhelika Butenko, Martin Zoltner, Eva Lacová Dobáková, Mark C Field, Julius Lukeš. Read.








Diverse alveolate infections of tadpoles, a new threat to frogs? Aurelie Chambouvet, Vanessa Smilansky, Miloslav Jirků, Marcos Isidoro-Ayza, Sarah Itoïz, Evelyne Derelle, Adam Monier, David J. Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Michael J. Yabsley, Julius Lukeš, Thomas A. Richards. 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.




Update on Cryptosporidium spp.: highlights from the Seventh International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference. Giovanni Widmer, David Carmena, Martin Kváč, Rachel M. Chalmers, Jessica C. Kissinger, Lihua Xiao, Adam Sateriale, Boris Striepen, Fabrice Laurent10, Sonia Lacroix-Lamandé, Gilles Gargala, and Loïc Favennec. Read.

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