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#ISEPpapers 22: October, November, and December 2023

Your twenty-second 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? Follow us on Mastodon or Twitter. You can also join our Facebook group. Enjoy!



Molecular and morphological characterization of four new ancyromonad genera and proposal for an updated taxonomy of the Ancyromonadida. Naoji Yubuki, Guifré Torruella, Luis Javier Galindo, Aaron A. Heiss, Maria Cristina Ciobanu, Takashi Shiratori, Ken-ichiro Ishida, Jazmin Blaz, Eunsoo Kim, David Moreira, Purificación López-García, Laura Eme. Read.



Encyclopaedia of family A DNA polymerases localized in organelles: Evolutionary contribution of bacteria including the proto-mitochondrion. Ryo Harada, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Akinori Yabuki, Eunsoo Kim, Euki Yazaki, Ryoma Kamikawa, Kentaro Nakano, Marek Eliáš, Yuji Inagaki. Read.



Kaonashia insperata gen. et sp. nov., a eukaryotrophic flagellate, represents a novel major lineage of heterotrophic stramenopiles. Elizabeth J. Weston, Yana Eglit, Alastair G. B. Simpson. Read.








Long-Read–Based Genome Assembly Reveals Numerous Endogenous Viral Elements in the Green Algal Bacterivore Cymbomonas tetramitiformis. Yangtsho Gyaltshen, Andrey Rozenberg, Amber Paasch, John A. Burns, Sally Warring, Raegan T. Larson, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Joel Dacks, Apurva Narechania, and Eunsoo Kim. Read.



The protist Aurantiochytrium has universal subtelomeric rDNAs and is a host for mirusviruses. Jackie L. Collier, Joshua S. Rest, Lucie Gallot-Lavallée, Erik Lavington, Alan Kuo, Jerry Jenkins, Chris Plott, Jasmyn Pangilinan, Chris Daum, Igor V. Grigoriev, Gina V. Filloramo, Anna M.G. Novák Vanclová, John M. Archibald. Read.







Transcriptome data sets of free-living diplomonads, Trepomonas sp. and Hexamita sp. Keitaro Kume, Tsubasa Gen, Kazutaka Abe, Hiroshi Komatsuzaki, Euki Yazaki, Goro Tanifuji, Ryoma Kamikawa, Yuji Inagaki, Tetsuo Hashimoto. Read.






An evolutionary perspective on Arf family GTPases. Catherine L. Jackson, Julie Ménétrey, Mandeep Sivia, Joel B. Dacks, and Marek Elias. Read.








Multiple parallel origins of parasitic Marine Alveolates. Corey C. Holt, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Denis V. Tikhonenkov, Victoria K. L. Jacko-Reynolds, Noriko Okamoto, Elizabeth C. Cooney, Nicholas A. T. Irwin & Patrick J. Keeling. Read.





AAK1-like: A putative pseudokinase with potential roles in cargo uptake in bloodstream form Trypanosoma brucei parasites. Jennifer A. Black, Christen M. Klinger, Leandro Lemgruber, Joel B. Dacks, Jeremy C. Mottram, Richard McCulloch. Read.













Anaeramoeba pumila sp. nov. and Anaeramoeba sp. OCE22C represent two novel types of symbiosis of Anaeramoebae and prokaryotes. Magdaléna Pavlátová, Pavla Hanousková, Ivan Čepička. Read.



Adaptation of the late ISC pathway in the anaerobic mitochondrial organelles of Giardia intestinalis. Alžběta Motyčková, Luboš Voleman, Vladimíra Najdrová, Lenka Arbonová, Martin Benda, Vít Dohnálek, Natalia Janowicz, Ronald Malych, Róbert Šuťák, Thijs J. G. Ettema, Staffan Svärd, Courtney W. Stairs, Pavel Doležal. Read.






VEuPathDB: the eukaryotic pathogen, vector and host bioinformatics resource center in 2023. Jorge Alvarez-Jarreta et al. Read.









Phylogenomic position of genetically diverse phagotrophic stramenopile flagellates in the sediment-associated MAST-6 lineage and a potentially halotolerant placididean. Anna Cho et al. Read.



Genomics of Preaxostyla Flagellates Illuminates the Path Towards the Loss of Mitochondria. Lukáš V. F. Novák, Sebastian C. Treitli, Jan Pyrih, Paweł Hałakuc, Shweta V. Pipaliya, Vojtěch Vacek, Ondřej Brzoň, Petr Soukal, Laura Eme, Joel B. Dacks, Anna Karnkowska, Marek Eliáš, Vladimír Hampl. Read.



The protist cultural renaissance. Javier del Campo, Maria Carlos-Oliveira, Ivan Čepička, Elisabeth Hehenberger, Aleš Horák, Anna Karnkowska, Martin Kolisko, Enrique Lara, Julius Lukeš, Tomáš Pánek, Kasia Piwosz, Daniel J. Richter, Pavel Škaloud, Robert Sutak, Jan Tachezy, Vladimír Hampl. Read.











Morphology matters: congruence of morphology and phylogeny in the integrative taxonomy of Clevelandellidae (Ciliophora: Armophorea) with description of six new species. Michael Kotyk et al. Read.








Amoebozoan testate amoebae illuminate the diversity of heterotrophs and the complexity of ecosystems throughout geological time. Alfredo L. Porfirio-Sousa, Alexander K. Tice, Luana Morais, Giulia M. Ribeiro, Quentin Blandenier, Kenneth Dumack, Yana Eglit, Nicholas W. Fry, Maria Beatriz Gomes E Souza, Tristan Henderson, Felicity Kleitz-Singleton, David Singer, Matthew W. Brown, Daniel J. G. Lahr. Read.



Phosphate Limitation Responses in Marine Green Algae Are Linked to Reprogramming of the tRNA Epitranscriptome and Codon Usage Bias. Elisabeth Hehenberger et al. Read.






Openly available illustrations as tools to describe eukaryotic microbial diversity. Patrick J. Keeling & Yana Eglit. Read.












Foraging Mechanisms in Excavate Flagellates Shed New Light on the Functional Ecology of Early Eukaryotes. Sei Suzuki, Federica Miano, Seyed Saeed Asadzadeh, Alastair G.B. Simpson, Thomas Kiørboe. Read.












Comparative analysis of mitochondrion-related organelles in anaerobic amoebozoans. Kristína Záhonová, Zoltán Füssy, Courtney W. Stairs, Michelle M. Leger, Jan Tachezy, Ivan Čepička, Andrew J. Roger, Vladimír Hampl. Read.





Comparing Microsporidia-targeting primers for environmental DNA sequencing. Annemie Doliwa, Daniel Grabner, Bernd Sures, and Micah Dunthorn. Read.












Two decades taken at speed: genomics, cell biology, ecology, and evolution of protists. Joel B. Dacks & Michael L. Ginger. Read.






Protist symbionts of termites: diversity, distribution, and coevolution. Gillian H. Gile. Read.


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