#ISEPpapers 14: October, November, and December 2021

Your fourteenth 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!



Phylogenetic Position of Three Well-known Ciliates from the Controversial Order Loxocephalida Jankowski, 1980 (Scuticociliatia, Oligohymenophorea) and Urozona buetschlii (Schewiakoff, 1889) with Improved Morphological Descriptions. Kateřina Poláková, Ivan Čepička, William A. Bourland. Read.







Early-diverging fungal phyla: taxonomy, species concept, ecology, distribution, anthropogenic impact, and novel phylogenetic proposals. Kerstin Voigt, Timothy Y. James, Paul M. Kirk, André L. C. M. de A. Santiago, Bruce Waldman, Gareth W. Griffith, Minjie Fu, Renate Radek, Jürgen F. H. Strassert, Christian Wurzbacher, Gustavo Henrique Jerônimo, David R. Simmons, Kensuke Seto, Eleni Gentekaki, Vedprakash G. Hurdeal, Kevin D. Hyde, Thuong T. T. Nguyen & Hyang Burm Lee. Read.



Retortamonads from vertebrate hosts share features of anaerobic metabolism and pre-adaptations to parasitism with diplomonads. Zoltán Füssy, Martina Vinopalová, Sebastian Cristian Treitli, Tomáš Pánek, Pavla Smejkalová, Ivan Čepička, Pavel Doležal, Vladimír Hampl. Read.



Maturyoshka: a maturase inside a maturase, and other peculiarities of the novel chloroplast genomes of marine euglenophytes. Kacper Maciszewski, Nadja Dabbagh, Angelika Preisfeld, Anna Karnkowska. Read.





Genomic analysis finds no evidence of canonical eukaryotic DNA processing complexes in a free-living protist. Dayana E. Salas-Leiva, Eelco C. Tromer, Bruce A. Curtis, Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist, Martin Kolisko, Zhenzhen Yi, Joan S. Salas-Leiva, Lucie Gallot-Lavallée, Shelby K. Williams, Geert J. P. L. Kops, John M. Archibald, Alastair G. B. Simpson & Andrew J. Roger. Read.











Population and molecular responses to warming in Netzelia tuberspinifera – An endemic and sensitive protist from East Asia. Wenping Wang, Xiaofei Gao, Jean Claude Ndayishimiye, Enrique Lara, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Haifeng Qian, Kexin Ren, Huihuang Chen, Jun Yang. Read.




Anaeramoebae are a divergent lineage of eukaryotes that shed light on the transition from anaerobic mitochondria to hydrogenosomes. Courtney Stairs, Petr Táborský, Eric Salomaki, Martin Kolisko, Tomáš Pánek, Laura Eme, Miluše Hradilová, Čestmír Vlček, Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist, Andrew Roger, Ivan Čepička. Read.



The Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics Project: probing the evolution of symbiosis across the tree of life. Victoria McKenna, John M. Archibald, Roxanne Beinart, Michael N. Dawson, Ute Hentschel, Patrick J. Keeling, Jose V. Lopez, José M. Martín-Durán, Jillian M. Petersen, Julia D. Sigwart, Oleg Simakov, Kelly R. Sutherland, Michael Sweet, Nick Talbot, Anne W. Thompson, Sara Bender, Peter W. Harrison, Jeena Rajan, Guy Cochrane, Matthew Berriman, Mara Lawniczak, Mark Blaxter. Read.



Global patterns and rates of habitat transitions across the eukaryotic tree of life. Mahwash Jamy, Charlie Biwer, Daniel Vaulot, Aleix Obiol, Homgmei Jing, Sari Peura, Ramon Massana, Fabien Burki. Read.









VEuPathDB: the eukaryotic pathogen, vector and host bioinformatics resource center. Beatrice Amos, Cristina Aurrecoechea, Matthieu Barba, Ana Barreto, Evelina Y Basenko, Wojciech Bażant, Robert Belnap, Ann S Blevins, Ulrike Böhme, John Brestelli, Brian P Brunk, Mark Caddick, Danielle Callan, Lahcen Campbell, Mikkel B Christensen, George K Christophides, Kathryn Crouch, Kristina Davis, Jeremy DeBarry, Ryan Doherty, Yikun Duan, Michael Dunn, Dave Falke, Steve Fisher, Paul Flicek, Brett Fox, Bindu Gajria, Gloria I Giraldo-Calderón, Omar S Harb, Elizabeth Harper, Christiane Hertz-Fowler, Mark J Hickman, Connor Howington, Sufen Hu, Jay Humphrey, John Iodice, Andrew Jones, John Judkins, Sarah A Kelly, Jessica C Kissinger, Dae Kun Kwon, Kristopher Lamoureux, Daniel Lawson, Wei Li, Kallie Lies, Disha Lodha, Jamie Long, Robert M MacCallum, Gareth Maslen, Mary Ann McDowell, Jaroslaw Nabrzyski, David S Roos, Samuel S C Rund, Stephanie Wever Schulman, Achchuthan Shanmugasundram, Vasily Sitnik, Drew Spruill, David Starns, Christian J Stoeckert, Jr, Sheena Shah Tomko, Haiming Wang, Susanne Warrenfeltz, Robert Wieck, Paul A Wilkinson, Lin Xu, Jie Zheng. Read.



Proteomic analysis of Trichomonas vaginalis phagolysosome, lysosomal targeting, and unconventional secretion of cysteine peptidases. Nadine Zimmann, Petr Rada, Vojtěch Žárský, Tamara Smutná, Kristína Záhonová, Joel Dacks, Karel Harant, Ivan Hrdý, Jan Tachezy. Read.










Single cell genomics reveals plastid-lacking Picozoa are close relatives of red algae. 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.








Long-read assembly and comparative evidence-based reanalysis of Cryptosporidium genome sequences reveals expanded transporter repertoire and duplication of entire chromosome ends including subtelomeric regions. Rodrigo P Baptista, Yiran Li, Adam Sateriale, Karen L Brooks, Alan Tracey, Mandy J Sanders, Brendan R E Ansell, Aaron R Jex, Garrett W Cooper, Ethan D Smith, Rui Xiao, Jennifer E Dumaine, Peter Georgeson, Bernard Pope, Matthew Berriman, Boris Striepen, James A Cotton, Jessica C Kissinger. Read.



A new lineage of non-photosynthetic green algae with extreme organellar genomes. Tomáš Pánek, Dovilė Barcytė, Sebastian C. Treitli, Kristína Záhonová, Martin Sokol, Tereza Ševčíková, Eliška Zadrobílková, Karin Jaške, Naoji Yubuki, Ivan Čepička, Marek Eliáš. Read.





Monophyly of Diverse Bigyromonadea and their Impact on Phylogenomic Relationships Within Stramenopiles. Anna Cho, Denis V. Tikhonenkov, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Anna Karnkowska, Alexander P. Mylnikov, Patrick J. Keeling. Read.












Highly flexible metabolism of the marine euglenozoan protist Diplonema papillatum. Ingrid Škodová-Sveráková, Kristína Záhonová, Valéria Juricová, Maksym Danchenko, Martin Moos, Peter Baráth, Galina Prokopchuk, Anzhelika Butenko, Veronika Lukáčová, Lenka Kohútová, Barbora Bučková, Aleš Horák, Drahomíra Faktorová, Anton Horváth, Petr Šimek, Julius Lukeš. Read.











Comparative proteogenomics deciphers the origin and evolution of eukaryotic chromatin. Xavier Grau-Bové, Cristina Navarrete, Cristina Chiva, Thomas Pribasnig, Meritxell Antó, Guifré Torruella, Luis Javier Galindo, Bernd Franz Lang, David Moreira, Purificación López-Garcia, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Christa Schleper, Eduard Sabidó, Arnau Sebé-Pedrós. Read.






Evolution of a histone variant involved in compartmental regulation of NAD metabolism. Iva Guberovic, Sarah Hurtado-Bagès, Ciro Rivera-Casas, Gunnar Knobloch, Roberto Malinverni, Vanesa Valero, Michelle M. Leger, Jesús García, Jerome Basquin, Marta Gómez de Cedrón, Marta Frigolé-Vivas, Manjinder S. Cheema, Ainhoa Pérez, Juan Ausió, Ana Ramírez de Molina, Xavier Salvatella, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, Andreas G. Ladurner & Marcus Buschbeck. Read.





Molecular Phylogenetic Position of Microjoenia (Parabasalia: Spirotrichonymphea) from Reticulitermes and Hodotermopsis Termite Hosts. Gillian H. Gilea, Stephen J. Taerum, Daniel E. Jasso-Selles, David Sillam-Dussès, Moriya Ohkuma, Osamu Kitade, Satoko Noda. Read.

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