Protistology

Articles on Protistology, a scientific discipline devoted to the study of protists

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Discovery Of Giant Roaming Deep Sea Protist Provides New Perspective On Animal Evolution

7 Oct 2009

Rating: 4.75

Groove-like tracks on the ocean floor made by giant deep-sea single-celled organisms could lead to new insights into the evolutionary origin of animals, says biologist Mikhail "Misha" Matz from The University of Texas at Austin.

Evolution of four gene families with patchy phylogenetic distributions: influx of genes into protist genomes

1 Apr 2008

Rating: 1.00

Recently, phylogenomic analyses of the complete genome sequences of Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum indicated that several genes of these human parasites most likely had been acquired from prokaryotes.

Evolution of dispersal and life history strategies – Tetrahymena ciliates

31 Mar 2008

Rating: 2.67

A study on the dispersal, morphological responses, reproductive performance, and survival in ten different clonal strains of Tetrahymena ciliates

Improvement of silver impregnation technique (protargol) to obtain morphological features of protists ciliates, flagellates and opalinates

28 Mar 2008

Rating: not rated

The research on ciliates, flagelates and opalinates have been widespread by the utilization of techniques employing silver impregnation (Protargol), modified by several authors.

Ciliate Genome Sequence Reveals Unique Features of a Model Eukaryote

27 Mar 2008

Rating: 5.00

One reason to sequence the genomes of non-human organisms is to better understand our similarities and differences

Mitochondrion-derived organelles in protists and fungi

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 5.00

The mitochondrion is generally considered to be a defining feature of eukaryotic cells, yet most anaerobic eukaryotes lack this organelle.

Acute toxicity of heavy metals towards freshwater ciliated protists

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 3.00

The acute toxicity of five heavy metals to four species of freshwater ciliates (Colpidium colpoda, Dexiotricha granulosa, Euplotes aediculatus, and Halteria grandinella) was examined in laboratory tests.

The new higher level classification of eukaryotes with emphasis on the taxonomy of protists

24 Sep 2007

Rating: not rated

This revision of the classification of unicellular eukaryotes updates that of Levine et al. (1980) for the protozoa and expands it to include other protists.

In search of the small ones: improved prediction of short exons in vertebrates, plants, fungi and protists

24 Sep 2007

Rating: not rated

Prediction of the coding potential for stretches of DNA is crucial in gene calling and genome annotation, where it is used to identify potential exons and to position their boundaries in conjunction with functional sites

Effects of organophosphate compounds on a soil protist, Colpoda inflata (Ciliophora, Colpodidae) (Abstract)

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 1.00

Many investigations on protists indicate that they play an important role in agricultural soils.

Cospeciation in the triplex symbiosis of termite gut protists (Pseudotrichonympha spp.), their hosts, and their bacterial endosymbionts (Abstract)

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 2.00

A number of cophylogenetic relationships between two organisms namely a host and a symbiont or parasite have been studied to date

Molecular identification of nanoplanktonic protists based on small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences for ecological studies

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 1.00

Nanoplanktonic protists are comprised of a diverse assemblage of species which are responsible for a variety of trophic processes in marine and freshwater ecosystems.

Protist taxonomy: an ecological perspective

24 Sep 2007

Rating: 2.57

This is an exploration of contemporary protist taxonomy within an ecological perspective.

The Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP): A biological resource for protistan genomics

24 Sep 2007

Rating: not rated

CCAP, the largest European protistan culture collection, is based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science near Oban, Scotland

Candidatus Symbiothrix dinenymphae: bristle-like Bacteroidales ectosymbionts of termite gut protists

24 Sep 2007

Rating: not rated

Many reports have stated that flagellated protists in termite guts harbour ectosymbiotic spirochetes on their cell surface

The collapse of the two-kingdom system, the rise of protistology and the founding of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP)

29 Apr 2007

Rating: 2.33

This paper provides a brief summary of the rise and acceptance of protistology as a modern, realistic approach to the evolutionary relationships and classification of unicellular eukaryotic organisms...

Improvement of silver impregnation technique (protargol) to obtain morphological features of protists cilitates, flagellates and opalinates

29 Apr 2007

Rating: 3.00

The present work is a variation of the technique of protargol described by Tuffrau (1964, 1967) and was made with some modifications in the laboratory.

Data-Mining Approaches Reveal Hidden Families of Proteases in the Genome of Malaria Parasite

28 Apr 2007

Rating: 4.29

The study represents an initial effort to identify a set of expressed, active, and essential proteases as targets for inhibitor-based drug design.

The chimeric eukaryote: Origin of the nucleus from the karyomastigont in amitochondriate protists

28 Apr 2007

Rating: 5.38

The authors present a testable model for the origin of the nucleus, the membrane-bounded organelle that defines eukaryotes.

Protozoan chosen for genome sequencing

27 Apr 2007

Rating: 2.00

A protozoan that has been studied by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist for the past 46 years has been assigned high priority for genome sequencing by the NHGRI.