#ISEPpapers 12: April, May, and June 2021

Your twelfth 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!



Vestiges of the Bacterial Signal Recognition Particle-Based Protein Targeting in Mitochondria. Jan Pyrih, Tomáš Pánek, Ignacio Miguel Durante, Vendula Rašková, et al. Read.







Picozoa are archaeplastids without plastid. Max E. Schön, Vasily V. Zlatogursky, Rohan P. Singh, Camille Poirier, Susanne Wilken, Varsha Mathur, Jürgen F. H. Strassert, Jarone Pinhassi, Alexandra Z. Worden, Patrick J. Keeling, Thijs J. G. Ettema, Jeremy G. Wideman, Fabien Burki. Read.




Phylogenetic reconstruction and evolution of the Rab GTPase gene family in Amoebozoa. Alfredo L. Porfírio-Sousa, Alexander K. Tice, Matthew W. Brown, & Daniel J. G. Lahr. Read.










The past, present and future of the tree of life. Cédric Blais, John M. Archibald. Read.










Gregarine single-cell transcriptomics reveals differential mitochondrial remodeling and adaptation in apicomplexans. Eric D. Salomaki, Kristina X. Terpis, Sonja Rueckert, et al. Read.














Composition and temporal dynamics of sand-dwelling dinoflagellate communities from three Mediterranean beaches. Albert Reñé, Mona Hoppenrath, Guillaume Reboul, David Moreira, Purificación López-García. Read.











A functional bacteria-derived restriction modification system in the mitochondrion of a heterotrophic protist. David S. Milner, Jeremy G. Wideman, Courtney W. Stairs, Cory D. Dunn, Thomas A. Richards. Read.


















Viral-eukaryotic gene exchange drives infection mode and cellular evolution. Nicholas Irwin, Alexandros Pittis, Thomas Richards, Patrick Keeling. Read.










Distribution of Merlin in eukaryotes and first report of DNA transposons in kinetoplastid protists. Ana Luisa Kalb Lopes, Eva Kriegová, Julius Lukeš, Marco Aurélio Krieger, Adriana Ludwig. Read.

















Revision of the phylogeny of Placididea (Stramenopiles): Molecular and morphological diversity of novel placidid protists from extreme aquatic environments. Alexandra E Rybarski, Frank Nitsche, Jong Soo Park, Paulina Filz, Patricia Schmidt, Ryuji Kondo, Alastair GB Simpson, Hartmut Arndt. Read.










A hub-and-spoke nuclear lamina architecture in trypanosomes. Norma E. Padilla-Mejia, Ludek Koreny, Jennifer Holden, Marie Vancová, Julius Lukeš, Martin Zoltner, Mark C. Field. Read.












Single-cell genomics unveils a canonical origin of the diverse mitochondrial genomes of euglenozoans. Kristína Záhonová, Gordon Lax, Savar D. Sinha, Guy Leonard, Thomas A. Richards, Julius Lukeš & Jeremy G. Wideman. Read.









Parallel functional reduction in the mitochondria of apicomplexan parasites. Varsha Mathur, Kevin C. Wakeman, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.









A site-and-branch-heterogeneous model on an expanded dataset favor mitochondria as sister to known Alphaproteobacteria. Sergio Munoz-Gomez, Edward Susko, Kelsey Williamson, Laura Eme, Claudio Slamovits, David Moreira, Purificacion Lopez-Garcia, Andrew Roger. Read.




The integrin-mediated adhesive complex in the ancestor of animals, fungi, and amoebae. Seungho Kang, Alexander K. Tice, Courtney W. Stairs, Robert E. Jones, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Matthew W.Brown. Read.







Parasites, Drugs and Captivity: Blastocystis-Microbiome Associations in Captive Water Voles. Emma L. Betts, Sumaiya Hoque, Lucy Torbe, Jessica R. Bailey, Hazel Ryan, Karen Toller, Vicki Breakell, Angus I. Carpenter, Alex Diana, Eleni Matechou, Eleni Gentekaki, and Anastasios D. Tsaousis. Read.









A microbial eukaryote with a unique combination of purple bacteria and green algae as endosymbionts. Sergio A. Muñoz-Gómez, Martin Kreutz, Sebastian Hess. Read.












Protist diversity: Novel groups enrich the algal tree of life. Marek Eliáš. Read.











Endosymbiont Capture, a Repeated Process of Endosymbiont Transfer with Replacement in Trypanosomatids Angomonas spp. Tomáš Skalický, João M. P. Alves, Anderson C. Morais, Jana Režnarová, Anzhelika Butenko, et al. Read.










Characterization of a new cosmopolitan genus of trypanosomatid parasites, Obscuromonas gen. nov. (Blastocrithidiinae subfam. nov.). Julius Lukeš, Martina Tesařová, Vyacheslav Yurchenko, Jan Votýpka. Read.






Challenges for Cryptosporidium Population Studies. Rodrigo P. Baptista, Garrett W. Cooper, Jessica C. Kissinger. Read.











Expanded host and geographic range of tadpole associations with the Severe Perkinsea Infection group. Vanessa Smilansky, Miloslav Jirků, David S. Milner, Roberto Ibáñez, Brian Gratwicke, Andrew Nicholls, Julius Lukeš, Aurélie Chambouvet, and Thomas A. Richards. Read.
















Heterotrophic euglenid Rhabdomonas costata resembles its phototrophic relatives in many aspects of molecular and cell biology. Petr Soukal, Štěpánka Hrdá, Anna Karnkowska, Rafał Milanowski, Jana Szabová, Miluše Hradilová, Hynek Strnad, Čestmír Vlček, Ivan Čepička & Vladimír Hampl. Read.










Parasites, pathogens, and other symbionts of copepods. David Bass, Sonja Rueckert, Rowena Stern, Alison C. Cleary, Joe D. Taylor, Georgia M. Ward, Rony Huys. Read.

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