#ISEPpapers 1: Summer 2018

Updated: Sep 28, 2018


The first 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!


Micrographs of the Heterometopus ciliate strain CSS

The genome of an endosymbiotic methanogen is very similar to those of its free‐living relatives. R. A. Beinart, J. Rotterová, I. Čepička, R. J. Gast, V. P. Edgcomb. Read.








Mitochondrial RNA Editing and Processing in Diplonemid Protists. Drahomíra Faktorová, Matus Valach, Binnypreet Kaur, Gertraud Burger, Julius Lukeš. Read.





The Little-known Freshwater Metopid Ciliate, Idiometopus turbo (Dragesco and Dragesco-Kernéis, 1986) nov. gen., nov. comb., Originally Discovered in Africa, Found on the Micronesian Island of Guam. William Bourland, Johana Rotterová, Xiaotian Luo, Ivan Čepička. Read.



Recent Advances in Halophilic Protozoa Research. Tommy Harding, Alastair G. B. Simpson. Read.










Molecular and Morphological Diversity of the Oxymonad Genera Monocercomonoides and Blattamonas gen. nov. Sebastian C. Treitli, Michael Kotyk, Naoji Yubuki, Eliška Jirounková, Jitka Vlasáková, Pavla Smejkalová, Petr Šípek, Ivan Čepička, Vladimír Hampl. Read.







Phylogenomics Places Orphan Protistan Lineages in a Novel Eukaryotic Super-Group. Matthew W Brown, Aaron A Heiss, Ryoma Kamikawa, Yuji Inagaki, Akinori Yabuki, Alexander K Tice, Takashi Shiratori, Ken-Ichiro Ishida, Tetsuo Hashimoto, Alastair G B Simpson, Andrew J Roger. Read.


Chapter Three - Plastid Genomes in the Myzozoa. Sergio A. Muñoz-Gómez, Claudio H. Slamovits. Read.






New barcoded primers for efficient retrieval of cercozoan sequences in high‐throughput environmental diversity surveys, with emphasis on worldwide biological soil crusts.

Anna Maria Fiore‐Donno, Christian Rixen, Martin Rippin, Karin Glaser, Elena Samolov, Ulf Karsten, Burkhard Becker, Michael Bonkowski. Read.


Farming, slaving and enslavement: histories of endosymbioses during kinetoplastid evolution. Jane Harmer, Vyacheslav Yurchenko, Anna Nenarokova, Julius Lukeš, Michael L. Ginger. Read.




Reinvestigation of Phryganella paradoxa (Arcellinida, Amoebozoa) Penard 1902. Kenneth Dumack, Christopher Kahlich, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Michael Bonkowski. Read.











Diversity and Evolutionary History of the Symbiontida (Euglenozoa). Naoji Yubuki, Brian S. Leander. Read.







Peculiar features of the plastids of the colourless alga Euglena longa and photosynthetic euglenophytes unveiled by transcriptome analyses. Kristina Zahonova, Zoltan Fussy, Erik Bircak, Anna M. G. Novak Vanclova, Vladimir Klimes, Matej Vesteg, Juraj Krajcovic, Miroslav Obornik, Marek Elias. Read.


Characterization of spliced leader trans-splicing in a photosynthetic rhizarian amoeba, Paulinella micropora, and its possible role in functional gene transfer. Mitsuhiro Matsuo, Atsushi Katahata, Soichirou Satoh, Motomichi Matsuzaki, Mami Nomura, Ken-ichiro Ishida, Yuji Inagaki, Junichi Obokata. Read.



Morphologic and molecular characterization of Brachonella pulchra (Kahl, 1927) comb. nov. (Armophorea, Ciliophora) with comments on cyst structure and formation. William Bourland, Johana Rotterová, Ivan Čepička. Read.


What Can Environmental Sequences Tell Us About the Distribution of Low‐Rank Taxa? The Case of Euplotes (Ciliophora, Spirotrichea), Including a Description of Euplotes enigma sp. nov. Vittorio Boscaro, Mitchell J. Syberg‐Olsen, Nicholas A. T. Irwin, Javier del Campo, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.


A Revised Taxonomy of Diplonemids Including the Eupelagonemidae n. fam. and a Type Species, Eupelagonema oceanica n. gen. & sp. Noriko Okamoto, Ryan M.R. Gawryluk, Javier del Campo, Jürgen F.H. Strassert, Julius Lukeš, Thomas A. Richards, Alexandra Z. Worden, Alyson E. Santoro, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.


Mitochondrial glycolysis in a major lineage of eukaryotes. Carolina Río Bártulos, Matthew B Rogers, Tom A Williams, Eleni Gentekaki, Henner Brinkmann, Rüdiger Cerff, Marie-Françoise Liaud, Adrian B Hehl, Nigel R Yarlett, Ansgar Gruber, Peter G Kroth, Mark van der Giezen. Read.


Patterns in evolutionary origins of heme, chlorophyll a and isopentenyl diphosphate biosynthetic pathways suggest non-photosynthetic periods prior to plastid replacements in dinoflagellates. Eriko Matsuo, Yuji Inagaki. Read.



Allobodo chlorophagus n. gen. n. sp., a Kinetoplastid that Infiltrates and Feeds on the Invasive Alga Codium fragile. Joshua D. Goodwina, Thomas F. Leeb, Paul Kugrensc, Alastair G.B. Simpson. Read.


Evolutionary cell biology traces the rise of the exomer complex in Fungi from an ancient eukaryotic component. Inmaculada Ramirez-Macias, Lael D. Barlow, Carlos Anton, Anne Spang, Cesar Roncero, Joel B. Dacks. Read.


cytb as a new genetic marker for differentiation of Prototheca species. Tomasz Jagielski, Jan Gawor, Zofia Bakuła, Przemysław Decewicz, Kacper Maciszewski, Anna Karnkowska. Read.




High diversity of Blastocystis subtypes isolated from asymptomatic adults living in Chiang Rai, Thailand. AmaraYowanga, Anastasios D. Tsaousis, Tawatchai Chumphonsuk, Nontaphat Thongsin, Niwed Kullawong, Siam Popluechai, Eleni Gentekaki. Read.



Regulation of early endosomes across eukaryotes: Evolution and functional homology of Vps9 proteins. Emily K. Herman, Moazzam Ali, Mark C. Field, Joel B. Dacks. Read.






Fe-S Cluster Assembly in Oxymonads and Related Protists. Vojtěch Vacek, Lukáš V F Novák, Sebastian C Treitli, Petr Táborský, Ivan Čepička, Martin Kolísko, Patrick J Keeling, Vladimír Hampl. Read.






Comparative mitochondrial genomics of cryptophyte algae: gene shuffling and dynamic mobile genetic elements. Jong Im Kim, Hwan Su Yoon, Gangman Yi, Woongghi Shin, John M. Archibald. Read.






Parvularia atlantis gen. et sp. nov., a Nucleariid Filose Amoeba (Holomycota, Opisthokonta). David López‐Escardó, Purificación López‐García, David Moreira, Iñaki Ruiz‐Trillo, Guifré Torruella. Read.






Evolutionary genomics of Metchnikovella incurvata (Metchnikovellidae), an early branching microsporidium. Luis Javier Galindo, Guifré Torruella, David Moreira, Hélène Timpano, Gita Paskerova, Alexey Smirnov, Elena Nassonova, Purificación López-García. Read.







Phylogeny, evidence for a cryptic plastid, and distribution of Chytriodinium parasites (Dinophyceae) infecting copepods. Juergen F. H. Strassert, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Javier del Campo, Noriko Okamoto, Martin Kolisko, Thomas A. Richards, Alexandra Z. Worden, Alyson E. Santoro, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.



A widespread coral-infecting apicomplexan contains a plastid encoding chlorophyll biosynthesis. Waldan K. Kwong, Javier del Campo, Varsha Mathur, Mark J. A. Vermeij, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.



EukRef: Phylogenetic curation of ribosomal RNA to enhance understanding of eukaryotic diversity and distribution. Javier del Campo, Martin Kolisko, Vittorio Boscaro, Luciana F. Santoferrara, Serafim Nenarokov, Ramon Massana, Laure Guillou, Alastair Simpson, Cedric Berney, Colomban de Vargas, Matthew W. Brown, Patrick J. Keeling, Laura Wegener Parfrey. Read.


TbUTP10, a protein involved in early stages of pre-18S rRNA processing in Trypanosoma brucei. Faktorová D, Bär A, Hashimi H, McKenney K, Horák A, Schnaufer A, Rubio MAT, Alfonzo JD, Lukeš J. Read.




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