#ISEPpapers 13: July, August, and September 2021

Your thirteenth 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!


Description of the marine predator Sericomyxa perlucida gen. et sp. nov., a cultivated representative of the deepest branching lineage of vampyrellid amoebae (Vampyrellida, Rhizaria). Kira More, Alastair G. B. Simpson, Sebastian Hess. Read.










A mitochondrial cytidine deaminase is responsible for C to U editing of tRNATrp to decode the UGA codon in Trypanosoma brucei. Zdeněk Paris, Michaela Svobodová, Ambar Kachale, Eva Horáková, Anna Nenarokova & Julius Lukeš. Read.




Taxonomy of the Apicomplexan Symbionts of Coral, including Corallicolida ord. nov., Reassignment of the Genus Gemmocystis, and Description of New Species Corallicola aquarius gen. nov. sp. nov. and Anthozoaphila gnarlus gen. nov. sp. nov. Waldan K. Kwong, Nicholas A. T. Irwin, Varsha Mathur, Ina Na, Noriko Okamoto, Mark J. A. Vermeij, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.




Bacterial and archaeal symbioses with protists. Filip Husnik, Daria Tashyreva, Vittorio Boscaro, Emma E. George, Julius Lukeš, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.







A Eukaryote-Wide Perspective on the Diversity and Evolution of the ARF GTPase Protein Family. Romana Vargová, Jeremy G Wideman, Romain Derelle, Vladimír Klimeš, Richard A Kahn, Joel B Dacks, Marek Eliáš. Read.






Protistan grazing impacts microbial communities and carbon cycling at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Sarah K. Hu, Erica L. Herrera, Amy R. Smith, Maria G. Pachiadaki, Virginia P. Edgcomb, Sean P. Sylva, Eric W. Chan, Jeffrey S. Seewald, Christopher R. German, and Julie A. Huber. Read. Study examines the role of deep-sea microbial predators at hydrothermal vents. Read.




Stable transfection in protist Corallochytrium limacisporum identifies novel cellular features among unicellular animals relatives. Aleksandra Kożyczkowska, Sebastián R. Najle, Eduard Ocaña-Pallarès, Cristina Aresté, Victoria Shabardina, Patricia S. Ara, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Elena Casacuberta. Read.








The distinctive flagellar proteome of Euglena gracilis illuminates the complexities of protistan flagella adaptation. Michael Hammond, Martin Zoltner, Jack Garrigan, Erin Butterfield, Vladimir Varga, Julius Lukeš, Mark C. Field. Read.



Genomics and transcriptomics yields a system-level view of the biology of the pathogen 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, Kristína Záhonová, Sebastian Rodrigo Najle, Georgina MacIntyre, Norbert Muller, Mattias Wittwer, Denise C. Zysset-Burri, Marek Eliáš, Claudio H. Slamovits, Matthew T. Weirauch, Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Francine Marciano-Cabral, Geoffrey J. Puzon, Tom Walsh, Charles Chiu & Joel B. Dacks. Read.



Eukaryotic genomes from a global metagenomic dataset illuminate trophic modes and biogeography of ocean plankton. Harriet Alexander, Sarah K. Hu, Arianna I. Krinos, Maria Pachiadaki, Benjamin J. Tully, Christopher J. Neely, Taylor Reiter. Read.



Within-Arctic horizontal gene transfer as a driver of convergent evolution in distantly related microalgae. Richard G. Dorrell, Alan Kuo, Zoltan Füssy, Elisabeth Richardson, Asaf Salamov, Nikola Zarevski, Nastasia J. Freyria, Federico M. Ibarbalz, Jerry Jenkins, Juan Jose Pierella Karlusich, Andrei Stecca Steindorff, Robyn E. Edgar, Lori Handley, Kathleen Lail, Anna Lipzen, Vincent Lombard, John McFarlane, Charlotte Nef, Anna M.G. Novák Vanclová, Yi Peng, Chris Plott, Marianne Potvin, Fabio Rocha Jimenez Vieira, Kerrie Barry, Joel B. Dacks, Colomban de Vargas, Bernard Henrissat, Eric Pelletier, Jeremy Schmutz, Patrick Wincker, Chris Bowler, Igor V. Grigoriev, Connie Lovejoy. Read.



PhyloFisher: A phylogenomic package for resolving eukaryotic relationships. Alexander K. Tice, David Žihala, Tomáš Pánek, Robert E. Jones , Eric D. Salomaki, Serafim Nenarokov, Fabien Burki, Marek Eliáš, Laura Eme, Andrew J. Roger, Antonis Rokas, Xing-Xing Shen, Jürgen F. H. Strassert, Martin Kolísko, Matthew W. Brown. Read.





Phylogenomics of a new fungal phylum reveals multiple waves of reductive evolution across Holomycota. Luis Javier Galindo, Purificación López-García, Guifré Torruella, Sergey Karpov & David Moreira. Read.




A New Model Trypanosomatid, Novymonas esmeraldas: Genomic Perception of Its “Candidatus Pandoraea novymonadis” Endosymbiont. Alexandra Zakharova, Andreu Saura, Anzhelika Butenko, Lucie Podešvová, Sandra Warmusová, Alexei Yu. Kostygov, Anna Nenarokova, Julius Lukeš, Fred R. Opperdoes, and Vyacheslav Yurchenko. Read.









The convoluted history of haem biosynthesis. Luděk Kořený, Miroslav Oborník, Eva Horáková, Ross F. Waller, Julius Lukeš. Read.










Ciliate SSU-rDNA reference alignments and trees for phylogenetic placements of metabarcoding data. Ľubomír Rajter, Micah Dunthorn. Read.











Prototheca bovis, a unicellular achlorophyllous trebouxiophyte green alga in the healthy human intestine. Vasana Jinatham, Diego M. Cantoni, Ian R. Brown, Thanakrit Vichaslip, Picha Suwannahitatorn, Siam Popluechai, Anastasios D. Tsaousis, Eleni Gentekaki. Read.




The cell wall polysaccharides of a photosynthetic relative of apicomplexans, Chromera velia. Giada Tortorelli, Filomena Pettolino, De-Hua Lai, Aleš Tomčala, Antony Bacic, Miroslav Oborník, Julius Lukeš, Geoffrey I. McFadden. Read.















A Prioritized and Validated Resource of Mitochondrial Proteins in Plasmodium Identifies Unique Biology. Selma L. van Esveld, Lisette Meerstein‐Kessel, Cas Boshoven, Jochem F. Baaij, Konstantin Barylyu, Jordy P. M. Coolen, Joeri van Strien, Ronald A. J. Duim, Bas E. Dutilh, Daniel R. Garza, Marijn Letterie, Nicholas I. Proellochs, Michelle N. de Ridder, Prashanna Balaji Venkatasubramanian, Laura E. de Vries, Ross F. Waller, Taco W. A. Kooij, and Martijn A. Huynen. Read.






Corallicolids: The elusive coral-infecting apicomplexans. Patrick J. Keeling, Varsha Mathur, Waldan K. Kwong. Read. Friend or foe? Researchers investigate the mysterious microbes living inside corals. Read.













A closed Candidatus Odinarchaeum genome exposes Asgard archaeal viruses. Daniel Tamarit, Eva F. Caceres, Mart Krupovic, Reindert Nijland, Laura Eme, Nicholas P. Robinson, Thijs J. G. Ettema. Read.



Development of the Myzozoan Aquatic Parasite Perkinsus marinus as a Versatile Experimental Genetic Model Organism. Elin Einarsson, Imen Lassadi, Jana Zielinski, Qingtian Guan, Tobias Wyler, Arnab Pain, Sebastian G. Gornik, Ross F. Waller. Read.

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