Articles on Protistology, a scientific discipline devoted to the study of protists
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
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.
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
The research on ciliates, flagelates and opalinates have been widespread by the utilization of techniques employing silver impregnation (Protargol), modified by several authors.
One reason to sequence the genomes of non-human organisms is to better understand our similarities and differences
The mitochondrion is generally considered to be a defining feature of eukaryotic cells, yet most anaerobic eukaryotes lack this organelle.
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.
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
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)
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)
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
Nanoplanktonic protists are comprised of a diverse assemblage of species which are responsible for a variety of trophic processes in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
This is an exploration of contemporary protist taxonomy within an ecological perspective.
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
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)
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
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.
The study represents an initial effort to identify a set of expressed, active, and essential proteases as targets for inhibitor-based drug design.
The authors present a testable model for the origin of the nucleus, the membrane-bounded organelle that defines eukaryotes.
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.
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