D Moreira

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Country: France

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint New insights into the phylogenetic position of diplonemids: G+C content bias, differences of evolutionary rate and a new environmental sequence
    D Moreira
    Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:2211-9. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Sure facts and open questions about the origin and evolution of photosynthetic plastids
    D Moreira
    Equipe Phylogenie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR CNRS 7622, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
    Res Microbiol 152:771-80. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint The molecular ecology of microbial eukaryotes unveils a hidden world
    David Moreira
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, UMR 7622, 9, quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Trends Microbiol 10:31-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint A novel haloarchaeal-related lineage is widely distributed in deep oceanic regions
    P Lopez-Garcia
    Division de Microbiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 3:72-8. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Unexpected diversity of small eukaryotes in deep-sea Antarctic plankton
    P Lopez-Garcia
    Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Nature 409:603-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic thiolases suggests multiple proteobacterial origins
    Juli Peretó
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, Cedex, 91405, France
    J Mol Evol 61:65-74. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Horizontal gene transfer and archaeal origin of deoxyhypusine synthase homologous genes in bacteria
    Celine Brochier
    Equipe Phylogénomique, Université Aix Marseille I, 3 Place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille Cedex 3, France
    Gene 330:169-76. 2004
  8. pmc Giant viruses, giant chimeras: the multiple evolutionary histories of Mimivirus genes
    David Moreira
    Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    BMC Evol Biol 8:12. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Archaeal and bacterial community composition of sediment and plankton from a suboxic freshwater pond
    Céline Briée
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Res Microbiol 158:213-27. 2007
  10. pmc Evolutionary relationships of Fusobacterium nucleatum based on phylogenetic analysis and comparative genomics
    Alex Mira
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Apartado 18, San Juan 03550, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 4:50. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint New insights into the phylogenetic position of diplonemids: G+C content bias, differences of evolutionary rate and a new environmental sequence
    D Moreira
    Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:2211-9. 2001
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  2. ncbi request reprint Sure facts and open questions about the origin and evolution of photosynthetic plastids
    D Moreira
    Equipe Phylogenie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR CNRS 7622, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
    Res Microbiol 152:771-80. 2001
    ..All this makes the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of plastids a very complex task, indissoluble from the resolution of the general phylogeny of eukaryotes...
  3. ncbi request reprint The molecular ecology of microbial eukaryotes unveils a hidden world
    David Moreira
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, UMR 7622, 9, quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Trends Microbiol 10:31-8. 2002
    ..For both ecology and evolutionary studies, it is predicted that environmental molecular identification of eukaryotes will have a profound impact in the immediate future...
  4. ncbi request reprint A novel haloarchaeal-related lineage is widely distributed in deep oceanic regions
    P Lopez-Garcia
    Division de Microbiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Environ Microbiol 3:72-8. 2001
    ..In all oceanic locations, Group IV archaea were never detected in surface waters, but were vertically distributed in the deepest part of the water column...
  5. ncbi request reprint Unexpected diversity of small eukaryotes in deep-sea Antarctic plankton
    P Lopez-Garcia
    Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
    Nature 409:603-7. 2001
    ..These may be important components of the microbial community in the deep ocean. Their phylogenetic position suggests a radiation early in the evolution of alveolates...
  6. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic thiolases suggests multiple proteobacterial origins
    Juli Peretó
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay, Cedex, 91405, France
    J Mol Evol 61:65-74. 2005
    ..Our analysis suggests that these eukaryotic peroxisomal and mitochondrial thiolases may have been acquired from delta-proteobacteria prior to the ancestor of all known eukaryotes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Horizontal gene transfer and archaeal origin of deoxyhypusine synthase homologous genes in bacteria
    Celine Brochier
    Equipe Phylogénomique, Université Aix Marseille I, 3 Place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille Cedex 3, France
    Gene 330:169-76. 2004
    ..This is exemplified by the fact that, in archaea, the complex evolutionary history of the DHS is not paralleled by that of the IF-5A, indicating that these proteins do not follow a perfect co-evolution...
  8. pmc Giant viruses, giant chimeras: the multiple evolutionary histories of Mimivirus genes
    David Moreira
    Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    BMC Evol Biol 8:12. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint Archaeal and bacterial community composition of sediment and plankton from a suboxic freshwater pond
    Céline Briée
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Res Microbiol 158:213-27. 2007
    ..The pond is a microbial-based complex ecosystem mainly fueled by the degradation of allochthonous organic matter that maintains tightly coupled carbon and sulfur cycles...
  10. pmc Evolutionary relationships of Fusobacterium nucleatum based on phylogenetic analysis and comparative genomics
    Alex Mira
    Evolutionary Genomics Group, Division de Microbiologia, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Apartado 18, San Juan 03550, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 4:50. 2004
    ..Taking advantage of the recent completion of the Fusobacterium nucleatum genome sequence we have examined the evolutionary relationships of Fusobacterium genes by phylogenetic analysis and comparative genomics tools...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comment on "The 1.2-megabase genome sequence of Mimivirus"
    David Moreira
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Science 308:1114; author reply 1114. 2005
  12. pmc The extent of protist diversity: insights from molecular ecology of freshwater eukaryotes
    Jan Slapeta
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2073-81. 2005
    ..This suggests that, contrary to current ideas, the diversity of freshwater protists is far from being completely described...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of a genome fragment of an uncultivated mesopelagic crenarchaeote reveals multiple horizontal gene transfers
    Purificación López-García
    UMR CNRS 8079, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay, France
    Environ Microbiol 6:19-34. 2004
    ..We hypothesise that the acquisition of genes from mesophilic bacteria and euryarchaeota has played a major role in the adaptation of Group I crenarchaeota to life at lower temperatures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Metagenomic analysis of mesopelagic Antarctic plankton reveals a novel deltaproteobacterial group
    David Moreira
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR 8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Microbiology 152:505-17. 2006
    ..DeepAnt-32C6 carried some predicted genes involved in metabolic pathways that suggested this organism may be anaerobic and able to ferment and to degrade complex compounds extracellularly...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rampant horizontal gene transfer and phospho-donor change in the evolution of the phosphofructokinase
    Eric Bapteste
    Equipe Phylogenie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR CNRS 7622, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 9 Quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Gene 318:185-91. 2003
    ..These rampant HGT events and flexibility in phospho-donor use illustrate the importance of tinkering in molecular evolution...
  16. pmc Autochthonous eukaryotic diversity in hydrothermal sediment and experimental microcolonizers at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    Purificación López-García
    Biologie Marine, Unite Mixte de Recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 7622, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 7 quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:697-702. 2003
    ..This finding can boost further studies on deep-sea vent animal biology and biogeography...
  17. ncbi request reprint Wide bacterial diversity associated with tubes of the vent worm Riftia pachyptila
    Purificación López-García
    UMR 7622 CNRS, Laboratoire de Biologie Marine, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 7, quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Environ Microbiol 4:204-15. 2002
    ..The bacterial diversity found suggests that complex metabolic interactions, particularly based on sulphur chemistry, may be occurring in different microniches of the R. pachyptila tubes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Toward the monophyly of Haeckel's radiolaria: 18S rRNA environmental data support the sisterhood of polycystinea and acantharea
    Purificación López-García
    Mol Biol Evol 19:118-21. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Evolution of eukaryotic translation elongation and termination factors: variations of evolutionary rate and genetic code deviations
    David Moreira
    Phylogénie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR 7622 CNRS, Paris, France
    Mol Biol Evol 19:189-200. 2002
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of genome fragments of Acidobacteria from deep Mediterranean plankton
    Achim Quaiser
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR8079, Universite Paris Sud 11, 91405 Orsay, France
    Environ Microbiol 10:2704-17. 2008
    ..Thus, our results suggest that Acidobacteria are abundant and represent a significant proportion of the microbial community in the deep-sea ecosystem...
  21. ncbi request reprint Selective forces for the origin of the eukaryotic nucleus
    Purificación López-García
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, CNRS UMR8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Bioessays 28:525-33. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Uncultured Archaea in a hydrothermal microbial assemblage: phylogenetic diversity and characterization of a genome fragment from a euryarchaeote
    Hélène Moussard
    Laboratoire de Microbiologie des Environnements Extrêmes, UMR 6197, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IFREMER, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Institut Universitaire Europeen de la Mer, Plouzane, France
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 57:452-69. 2006
    ..This study is the first step in using genomics to reveal the physiology of an as yet uncultured group of archaea from deep-sea hydrothermal vents...
  23. ncbi request reprint Global eukaryote phylogeny: Combined small- and large-subunit ribosomal DNA trees support monophyly of Rhizaria, Retaria and Excavata
    David Moreira
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex, France
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:255-66. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, our results suggest that combined SSU+LSU rDNA phylogenies can help to resolve several ambiguous regions of the eukaryotic tree and identify key taxa for subsequent multi-gene analyses...
  24. ncbi request reprint Eukaryotic diversity associated with carbonates and fluid-seawater interface in Lost City hydrothermal field
    Purificación López-García
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Environ Microbiol 9:546-54. 2007
    ..Protist lineages identified in this ecosystem likely correspond to grazers, decomposers and parasites, playing key roles in the food web of the Lost City ecosystem...
  25. ncbi request reprint Metabolic symbiosis and the birth of the plant kingdom
    Philippe Deschamps
    Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Unité Mixte de Recherches 8576 du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Cite Scientifique, Villeneuve d Ascq, France
    Mol Biol Evol 25:536-48. 2008
    ..We further speculate that the monophyletic origin of plastids may lie in an organism with close relatedness to present-day group V cyanobacteria...
  26. doi request reprint A metagenomic analysis of soil bacteria extends the diversity of quorum-quenching lactonases
    Kashif Riaz
    Institut des Sciences du Vegetal, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UPR2355, Gif sur Yvette, France
    Environ Microbiol 10:560-70. 2008
    ..coli. Phylogenetic analysis showed that 9 orf out of 20 were related to sequences from members of the Acidobacteria, supporting the hypothesis that the analysed insert might be originated from an organism related to this phylum...
  27. doi request reprint Hindsight in the relative abundance, metabolic potential and genome dynamics of uncultivated marine archaea from comparative metagenomic analyses of bathypelagic plankton of different oceanic regions
    Ana Belén Martín-Cuadrado
    Division of Microbiology, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    ISME J 2:865-86. 2008
    ..These observations, along with variations in GC content, led us to hypothesize that the two groups of organisms have fundamentally different lifestyles...
  28. doi request reprint Tracking microbial biodiversity through molecular and genomic ecology
    Purificación López-García
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Res Microbiol 159:67-73. 2008
    ..Interesting questions relating to mechanisms of speciation and evolutionary trends at the smallest and largest phylogenetic scales are emerging...
  29. ncbi request reprint Present status of the molecular ecology of kathablepharids
    Jan Slapeta
    Protist 157:7-11. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Aurigamonas solis n. gen., n. sp., a soil-dwelling predator with unusual helioflagellate organisation and belonging to a novel clade within the Cercozoa
    Keith Vickerman
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Protist 156:335-54. 2005
    ..This conclusion is supported further by the presence of only a single amino acid insertion in the polyubiquitin sequence of Aurigamonas solis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Bacterial diversity in hydrothermal sediment and epsilonproteobacterial dominance in experimental microcolonizers at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    Purificación López-García
    UMR CNRS 8079, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Environ Microbiol 5:961-76. 2003
    ..This suggests that these cells were metabolizing sulphur in situ...
  32. ncbi request reprint Are hydrothermal vents oases for parasitic protists?
    David Moreira
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay, France
    Trends Parasitol 19:556-8. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Macrofilamentous microbial communities in the metal-rich and acidic River Tinto, Spain
    Ana I López-Archilla
    Departamento de Ecologia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 235:221-8. 2004
    ..Bacteria of the Tinto macrofilaments might be heterotrophic, and could be feeding on the organic matter entrapped in the filamentous structure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Analysis of a genome fragment of a deep-sea uncultivated Group II euryarchaeote containing 16S rDNA, a spectinomycin-like operon and several energy metabolism genes
    David Moreira
    UMR CNRS 8079, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Environ Microbiol 6:959-69. 2004
    ..These proteins probably constitute a new succinate dehydrogenase-like oxidoreductase involved in what could be a novel pathway for energy metabolism in Group II euryarchaeota...
  35. ncbi request reprint Ancestral lipid biosynthesis and early membrane evolution
    Juli Peretó
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Trends Biochem Sci 29:469-77. 2004
    ..The cenancestor seems likely to have been endowed with membrane lipids whose synthesis was enzymatic but probably non-stereospecific...
  36. ncbi request reprint An updated view of kinetoplastid phylogeny using environmental sequences and a closer outgroup: proposal for a new classification of the class Kinetoplastea
    David Moreira
    UMR CNRS 8079, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris Sud, Batiment 360, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 54:1861-75. 2004
    ..The classification of the species formerly included in the genus Bodo is also revised, with the amendment of this genus and the genus Parabodo and the creation of a new genus, Neobodo...
  37. ncbi request reprint Diversity of functional genes of methanogens, methanotrophs and sulfate reducers in deep-sea hydrothermal environments
    Olivier Nercessian
    UMR 6539, Laboratoire des Sciences de l Environnement Marin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Universitaire Europeen de la Mer, Technopole Brest Iroise, Place Nicolas Copernic, 29280 Plouzane, France
    Environ Microbiol 7:118-32. 2005
    ..This study provides for the first time an insight into the diversity of several functional genes of deep-sea hydrothermal system microorganisms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Bacterial diversity and carbonate precipitation in the giant microbialites from the highly alkaline Lake Van, Turkey
    Purificación López-García
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex, France
    Extremophiles 9:263-74. 2005
    ..These heterotrophic bacteria may play a crucial role in the formation of Lake Van microbialites by locally promoting carbonate precipitation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Global dispersal and ancient cryptic species in the smallest marine eukaryotes
    Jan Slapeta
    Unité d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex, France
    Mol Biol Evol 23:23-9. 2006
    ..On the contrary, we show that the morphospecies concept is untenable because it overlooks a large genetic and species diversity and may lead to incorrect biological assumptions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Polyubiquitin insertions and the phylogeny of Cercozoa and Rhizaria
    David Bass
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Protist 156:149-61. 2005
    ..e. that the second insertion took place earlier, in the ancestral filosan, and was followed by three independent reversions to a single amino acid in Chlorarachnea, Metopion and Cercobodo...
  41. ncbi request reprint Eubacterial phylogeny based on translational apparatus proteins
    Celine Brochier
    Phylogénie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR 7622 CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 9, quai St Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
    Trends Genet 18:1-5. 2002
    ..Few of the genes studied show evidence for transfer. The phylogeny based on the genes devoid of transfer is very consistent with the ribosomal RNA tree, suggesting that an eubacterial phylogeny does exist...