#ISEPpapers 10: October, November, and December 2020

Your tenth 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!


Single-Cell Transcriptomics of Abedinium Reveals a New Early-Branching Dinoflagellate Lineage. Elizabeth C Cooney, Noriko Okamoto, Anna Cho, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Thomas A Richards, Alyson E Santoro, Alexandra Z Worden, Brian S Leander, Patrick J Keeling. Read.





The Function and Evolution of Motile DNA Replication Systems in Ciliates. Nicholas A.T. Irwin, Alexandros A. Pittis, Varsha Mathur, LeAnn J. Howe, Patrick J. Keeling, Denis H. Lynn, William A. Bourland. Read.





Diversity of electron transport chains in anaerobic protists. Ryan M. R. Gawryluk, Courtney W. Stairs. Read.






Evolutionary history of mitochondrial genomes in Discoba, including the extreme halophile Pleurostomum flabellatum (Heterolobosea). Khaoula Ettahi, Duck Hyun Lhee, Ji Yeon Sung, Alastair G B Simpson, Jong Soo Park, Hwan Su Yoon. Read.








Different community compositions between obligate and facultative oomycete plant parasites in a landscape-scale metabarcoding survey. Anna Maria Fiore-Donno & Michael Bonkowski. Read.








Protist taxonomic and functional diversity in soil, freshwater and marine ecosystems. David Singer, Christophe Seppey, Guillaume Lentendu, Micah Dunthorn,

David Bass, Lassâad Belbahri, Quentin Blandenier, Didier Debroas, G de

Groot, Colomban de Vargas, et al. Read.





















EukRef-excavates: seven curated SSU ribosomal RNA gene databases. Martin Kolisko, Olga Flegontova, Anna Karnkowska, Gordon Lax, Julia M Maritz, Tomáš Pánek, Petr Táborský, Jane M Carlton, Ivan Čepička, Aleš Horák, Julius Lukeš, Alastair G B Simpson, Vera Tai. Read.












Phylogenomics identifies a new major subgroup of apicomplexans, Marosporida class. nov., with extreme apicoplast genome reduction. Varsha Mathur, Waldan K Kwong, Filip Husnik, Nicholas A T Irwin, Árni Kristmundsson, Camino Gestal, Mark Freeman, Patrick J Keeling. Read.



Heterotrophic Euglenid Rhabdomonas Costata Resembles Its Phototrophic Relatives in Many Aspects of Molecular and Cell Biology. P. Soukal, Š. Hrdá, A. Karnkowska, R. Milanowski, J. Szabová, M. Hradilová, H. Strnad, Č. Vlček, I. Čepička, V. Hampl. Read.




Description of Imasa heleensis, gen. nov., sp. nov. (Imasidae, fam. nov.), a Deep‐Branching Marine Malawimonad and Possible Key Taxon in Understanding Early Eukaryotic Evolution. A. A. Heiss, S. D. Warring, K. Lukacs, J. Favate, A. Yang, Y. Gyaltshen, C. Filardi, A. G. B. Simpson E. Kim. Read.



Heterotrophic flagellates and centrohelid heliozoans from marine waters of Curacao, the Netherlands Antilles. Kristina I. Prokina, Patrick J. Keeling, Denis V. Tikhonenkov. Read.












Evolutionary history of mitochondrial genomes in Discoba, including the extreme halophile Pleurostomum flabellatum (Heterolobosea). Khaoula Ettahi, Duck Hyun Lhee, Ji Yeon Sung, Alastair G B Simpson, Jong Soo Park, Hwan Su Yoon. Read.











Vickermania gen. nov., trypanosomatids that use two joined flagella to resist midgut peristaltic flow within the fly host. Alexei Y. Kostygov, Alexander O. Frolov, Marina N. Malysheva, Anna I. Ganyukova, Lyudmila V. Chistyakova, Daria Tashyreva, Martina Tesařová, Viktoria V. Spodareva, Jana Režnarová, Diego H. Macedo, Anzhelika Butenko, Claudia M. d’Avila-Levy, Julius Lukeš, & Vyacheslav Yurchenko. Read.











Highly Reduced Plastid Genomes of the Non-photosynthetic Dictyochophyceans Pteridomonas spp. (Ochrophyta, SAR) Are Retained for tRNA-Glu-Based Organellar Heme Biosynthesis. Motoki Kayama, Kacper Maciszewski, Akinori Yabuki, Hideaki Miyashita, Anna Karnkowska, and Ryoma Kamikawa. Read.






Evolutionary Biology: Viral Rhodopsins Illuminate Algal Evolution. Lucie Gallot-Lavallée, John M. Archibald. Read.










From Forest Soil to the Canopy: Increased Habitat Diversity Does Not Increase Species Richness of Cercozoa and Oomycota in Tree Canopies. Robin-Tobias Jauss, Susanne Walden, Anna Maria Fiore-Donno, Kenneth Dumack, Stefan Schaffer, Ronny Wolf, Martin Schlegel, and Michael Bonkowski. Read.









Complex Evolution of the Mismatch Repair System in Eukaryotes is Illuminated by Novel Archaeal Genomes. Paulo G. Hofstatter & Daniel J. G. Lahr. Read.

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