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Fabien Burki
University of British Columbia
46Publications
25H-index
3,588Citations
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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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2018
Rafal Dobosz , Richard T. Hurley5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 19 AuthorsRobert C. Nutter3
Estimated H-index: 3
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2018 in The ISME JournalIF: 9.52
Jürgen F.H. Strassert3
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Anna Karnkowska4
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+ 12 AuthorsGuy Leonard13
Estimated H-index: 13
Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates
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Sina Adl8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Saskatchewan),
David Bass31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science)
+ 43 AuthorsFabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Science for Life Laboratory)
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2017 in Current BiologyIF: 9.25
Jan Janouškovec19
Estimated H-index: 19
(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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Jan Janouškovec19
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Gregory S. Gavelis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of British Columbia)
+ 12 AuthorsCharles F. Delwiche42
Estimated H-index: 42
(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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Fabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Science for Life Laboratory)
Abstract 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 and transformed over time into a bona fide photosynthetic organelle (plastid), ultimately giving rise to all plants and algae. The reality, however, is much more complicated and this chapter attempts to describe recent advances in the field of plastid evolution brought to light by disciplines ...
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Roberto Sierra7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Geneva),
Silvia J. Cañas-Duarte2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Los Andes)
+ 10 AuthorsChristophe Klopp31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Institut national de la recherche agronomique)
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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2016
Fabien Burki25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of British Columbia),
Maia Kaplan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of British Columbia)
+ 6 AuthorsPatrick J. Keeling69
Estimated H-index: 69
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Assembling the global eukaryotic tree of life has long been a major effort of Biology. In recent years, pushed by the new availability of genome-scale data for microbial eukaryotes, it has become possible to revisit many evolutionary enigmas. However, some of the most ancient nodes, which are essential for inferring a stable tree, have remained highly controversial. Among other reasons, the lack of adequate genomic datasets for key taxa has prevented the robust reconstruction of early diversific...
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2016 in Current BiologyIF: 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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