Fabien Burki
University of British Columbia
47Publications
25H-index
3,826Citations
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 4.41
Nicholas A. T. Irwin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of British Columbia),
Denis V. Tikhonenkov9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of British Columbia)
+ 3 AuthorsPatrick J. Keeling69
Estimated H-index: 69
(University of British Columbia)
Abstract The phylum Cercozoa consists of a diverse assemblage of amoeboid and flagellated protists that forms a major component of the supergroup, Rhizaria. However, despite its size and ubiquity, the phylogeny of the Cercozoa remains unclear as morphological variability between cercozoan species and ambiguity in molecular analyses, including phylogenomic approaches, have produced ambiguous results and raised doubts about the monophyly of the group. Here we sought to resolve these ambiguities us...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in The ISME Journal 9.52
Jürgen F.H. Strassert3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Anna Karnkowska5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 12 AuthorsGuy Leonard13
Estimated H-index: 13
Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates
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Published on Sep 26, 2018in Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 2.54
Sina M. Adl17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Saskatchewan),
David Bass31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)
+ 44 AuthorsFabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Science for Life Laboratory)
This revision of the classification of eukaryotes follows that of Adl et al., 2012 [J. Euk. Microbiol. 59(5)] and retains an emphasis on protists. Changes since have improved the resolution of many ...
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Jan Janouškovec20
Estimated H-index: 20
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Gregory S. Gavelis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of British Columbia)
+ 12 AuthorsCharles F. Delwiche41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Maryland, College Park)
Abstract Dinoflagellates are key species in marine environments, but they remain poorly understood in part because of their large, complex genomes, unique molecular biology, and unresolved in-group relationships. We created a taxonomically representative dataset of dinoflagellate transcriptomes and used this to infer a strongly supported phylogeny to map major morphological and molecular transitions in dinoflagellate evolution. Our results show an early-branching position of Noctiluca, monophyly...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Advances in Botanical Research 1.39
Fabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Science for Life Laboratory)
The textbook version of how plastids were established by endosymbiosis and subsequently diversified is like a well-oiled machine: a cyanobacterial endosymbiont was taken up by a heterotrophic cell ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Current Biology 9.25
Jan Janouškovec3
Estimated H-index: 3
(San Diego State University),
Denis V. Tikhonenkov9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of British Columbia)
+ 4 AuthorsPatrick J. Keeling69
Estimated H-index: 69
(University of British Columbia)
Summary The origin of eukaryotic cells represents a key transition in cellular evolution and is closely tied to outstanding questions about mitochondrial endosymbiosis [1, 2]. For example, gene-rich mitochondrial genomes are thought to be indicative of an ancient divergence, but this relies on unexamined assumptions about endosymbiont-to-host gene transfer [3–5]. Here, we characterize Ancoracysta twista , a new predatory flagellate that is not closely related to any known lineage in 201-protein ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2016in Molecular Biology and Evolution 10.22
Roberto Sierra9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Geneva),
Silvia J. Cañas-Duarte2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Los Andes)
+ 10 AuthorsJan Pawlowski58
Estimated H-index: 58
(University of Geneva)
The SAR group (Stramenopila, Alveolata, Rhizaria) is one of the largest clades in the tree of eukaryotes and includes a great number of parasitic lineages. Rhizarian parasites are obligate and have devastating effects on commercially important plants and animals but despite this fact, our knowledge of their biology and evolution is limited. Here, we present rhizarian transcriptomes from all major parasitic lineages in order to elucidate their evolutionary relationships using a phylogenomic appro...
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Molecular Biology and Evolution 10.22
Elisabeth Hehenberger7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research),
Fabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
+ 1 AuthorsPatrick J. Keeling69
Estimated H-index: 69
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
While we know much about the evolutionary patterns of endosymbiotic organelle origins, we know less about how the actual process unfolded within each system. This is partly due to the massive chang ...
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Published on May 1, 2016in Current Biology 9.25
Fabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Science for Life Laboratory)
Monocercomonoides is the first example of a eukaryote lacking even the most reduced form of a mitochondrion-related organelle. This has important implications for cellular processes and our understanding of reductive mitochondrial evolution across the eukaryotic tree of life.
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Jan Janouškovec20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research),
Denis V. Tikhonenkov9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of British Columbia)
+ 4 AuthorsPatrick J. Keeling69
Estimated H-index: 69
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Apicomplexans are a major lineage of parasites, including causative agents of malaria and toxoplasmosis. How such highly adapted parasites evolved from free-living ancestors is poorly understood, particularly because they contain nonphotosynthetic plastids with which they have a complex metabolic dependency. Here, we examine the origin of apicomplexan parasitism by resolving the evolutionary distribution of several key characteristics in their closest free-living relatives, photosynthetic chrome...
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