J Pawlowski

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Affiliation: University of Geneva
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Phylogenetic position of Gromia oviformis Dujardin inferred from nuclear-encoded small subunit ribosomal DNA
    Fabien Burki
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chene Bougeries Geneva, Switzerland
    Protist 153:251-60. 2002
  2. pmc How many novel eukaryotic 'kingdoms'? Pitfalls and limitations of environmental DNA surveys
    Cedric Berney
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    BMC Biol 2:13. 2004
  3. ncbi Molecular identification of algal endosymbionts in large miliolid Foraminifera: 2. Dinofiagellates
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:368-73. 2001
  4. ncbi Molecular identification of algal endosymbionts in large miliolid foraminifera: 1. Chlorophytes
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chene Bougeries Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:362-7. 2001
  5. doi Untangling the phylogeny of amoeboid protists
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 56:16-25. 2009
  6. pmc The evolution of early Foraminifera
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:11494-8. 2003
  7. ncbi Small subunit ribosomal DNA suggests that the xenophyophorean Syringammina corbicula is a foraminiferan
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:483-7. 2003
  8. ncbi Bipolar gene flow in deep-sea benthic foraminifera
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:4089-96. 2007
  9. ncbi Molecular evidence that Reticulomyxa filosa is a freshwater naked foraminifer
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chêne Bougeries, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 46:612-7. 1999
  10. ncbi SSU rRNA-based phylogenetic position of the genera Amoeba and Chaos (Lobosea, Gymnamoebia): the origin of gymnamoebae revisited
    I Bolivar
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 18:2306-14. 2001

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  1. ncbi Phylogenetic position of Gromia oviformis Dujardin inferred from nuclear-encoded small subunit ribosomal DNA
    Fabien Burki
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chene Bougeries Geneva, Switzerland
    Protist 153:251-60. 2002
    ..Because the Cercozoa are related to the Foraminifera based on other molecular data, we propose that most protists possessing filopodia, reticulopodia and axopodia have a common origin...
  2. pmc How many novel eukaryotic 'kingdoms'? Pitfalls and limitations of environmental DNA surveys
    Cedric Berney
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    BMC Biol 2:13. 2004
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  3. ncbi Molecular identification of algal endosymbionts in large miliolid Foraminifera: 2. Dinofiagellates
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:368-73. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi Molecular identification of algal endosymbionts in large miliolid foraminifera: 1. Chlorophytes
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chene Bougeries Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 48:362-7. 2001
    ..Several foraminiferal species share the same symbiont type, but only one species, Archaias angulatus, was found to bear more than one type...
  5. doi Untangling the phylogeny of amoeboid protists
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 56:16-25. 2009
    ..Finally, we highlight the interest of Amoebozoa and Rhizaria for understanding eukaryotic evolution and suggest that resolving their phylogenies will be among the main challenges for future phylogenomic analyses...
  6. pmc The evolution of early Foraminifera
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:11494-8. 2003
    ..Our findings indicate that the early Foraminifera were an important component of Neoproterozoic protistan community, whose ecological complexity was probably much higher than has been generally accepted...
  7. ncbi Small subunit ribosomal DNA suggests that the xenophyophorean Syringammina corbicula is a foraminiferan
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:483-7. 2003
    ..Our results are congruent with observations of similar cytoplasmic organisation in Rhizammina and Syringammina. Thus, the Xenophyophorea appear to be a highly specialised group of deep-sea Foraminifera...
  8. ncbi Bipolar gene flow in deep-sea benthic foraminifera
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    Mol Ecol 16:4089-96. 2007
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  9. ncbi Molecular evidence that Reticulomyxa filosa is a freshwater naked foraminifer
    J Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Chêne Bougeries, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 46:612-7. 1999
    ..and Ammonia sp. The analysis of both data sets clearly shows that R. filosa branches within the clade of foraminifera, suggesting that R. filosa is in fact a freshwater naked foraminiferan...
  10. ncbi SSU rRNA-based phylogenetic position of the genera Amoeba and Chaos (Lobosea, Gymnamoebia): the origin of gymnamoebae revisited
    I Bolivar
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 18:2306-14. 2001
    ..This clade, however, is not statistically supported by SSU rRNA gene sequences and further analysis of protein sequence data will be necessary to test the monophyly of gymnamoebae...
  11. pmc A molecular time-scale for eukaryote evolution recalibrated with the continuous microfossil record
    Cedric Berney
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1867-72. 2006
    ..Our results indicate that most Proterozoic fossils of possible eukaryotic origin cannot be confidently assigned to extant lineages and should therefore not be used as calibration points in molecular dating...
  12. ncbi Small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences of Phaeodarea challenge the monophyly of Haeckel's Radiolaria
    Stephane Polet
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Protist 155:53-63. 2004
    ..Our study also confirms the common origin of Acantharea and Polycystinea, which form a sister-group to the Cercozoa, and allows a phylogenetic reinterpretation of the morphological features of the three radiolarian groups...
  13. ncbi Molecular versus taxonomic rates of evolution in planktonic foraminifera
    C de Vargas
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Chêne Bougeries, CH 1224, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 9:463-9. 1998
    ..site/10(9) years. Assuming that the fast rates result from recent accelerations, the globorotaliids have basically much slower molecular evolutionary rates than the globigerinids, in opposition to the fossil data...
  14. ncbi Origin of the Mesozoa inferred from 18S rRNA gene sequences
    J Pawlowski
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 13:1128-32. 1996
    ..Our data indicate probably separate origins of rhombozoids and orthonectids, suggesting that their placement in the same phylum needs to be revised...
  15. ncbi Molecular phylogeny of Mesometridae (Trematoda, Digenea) with its relation to morphological changes in parasites
    O Jousson
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Chêne Bougeries, Suisse
    Parasite 5:365-9. 1998
    ..It consists mainly in changes from elongated to subcircular forms, regression of the pharynx, and the development of a strong accessory attachment organ...
  16. pmc Molecular evidence of cryptic speciation in planktonic foraminifers and their relation to oceanic provinces
    C de Vargas
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, 1224 Chêne Bougeries, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:2864-8. 1999
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  17. ncbi Molecular identification of developmental stages in Opecoelidae (Digenea)
    O Jousson
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Chêne Bougeries, Switzerland
    Int J Parasitol 29:1853-8. 1999
    ..This work also revealed that cercariae of the same species are able to infect more than one gastropod host species, suggesting that the specificity for the first intermediate host within the Digenea may be lower than previously thought...
  18. ncbi Early origin of foraminifera suggested by SSU rRNA gene sequences
    J Pawlowski
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 13:445-50. 1996
    ..Foraminifera are clearly among the earliest eukaryotes with mitochondria, but because of the peculiar nature of their SSU genes we cannot be certain that they diverged first, as our data suggest...
  19. ncbi Extreme differences in rates of molecular evolution of foraminifera revealed by comparison of ribosomal DNA sequences and the fossil record
    J Pawlowski
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 14:498-505. 1997
    ..The use of the maximum-likelihood method and limitation of analyzed sites to the most conserved parts of the SSU rRNA molecule render molecular and paleontological data generally congruent...
  20. ncbi Monophyly of Rhizaria and multigene phylogeny of unicellular bikonts
    Fabien Burki
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 23:1922-30. 2006
    ..This may be due to an acceleration of evolutionary rates in some bikont phyla or be related to their rapid diversification in the early evolution of eukaryotes...
  21. ncbi Analysis of expressed sequence tags from a naked foraminiferan Reticulomyxa filosa
    Fabien Burki
    University of Geneva, Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, Geneva, Israel
    Genome 49:882-7. 2006
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  22. ncbi Higher-level phylogeny of Foraminifera inferred from the RNA polymerase II (RPB1) gene
    David Longet
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30, Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Eur J Protistol 43:171-7. 2007
    ..In the light of our study, RPB1 appears as a valuable phylogenetic marker, particularly useful for groups of protists showing extreme variations of evolutionary rates in ribosomal genes...
  23. doi Evolution of dark-spored Myxomycetes (slime-molds): molecules versus morphology
    Anna Maria Fiore-Donno
    University of Geneva, Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, 30, quai E Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:878-89. 2008
    ..Our study allows the reappraisal of morphological and developmental characters in the light of molecular data and sets foundations for a new classification of Myxomycetes...
  24. doi Structure, expression and function of Allomyces arbuscula CDP II (metacaspase) gene
    Mukti Ojha
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Sciences II, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Gene 457:25-34. 2010
    ..The enzyme activity is inhibited by EDTA-EGTA, cysteine protease inhibitors and a specific peptide inhibitor Ac GVRCHCL TFA, but not by E64, although a potent inhibitor of cysteine proteases...
  25. pmc Phylogenomics reveals a new 'megagroup' including most photosynthetic eukaryotes
    Fabien Burki
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Biol Lett 4:366-9. 2008
    ..At its deepest level, the tree of eukaryotes now receives strong support for two monophyletic megagroups comprising most of the eukaryotic diversity...
  26. doi Precambrian biota: protistan origin of trace fossils?
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 19:R28-30. 2009
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  27. doi Short rDNA barcodes for species identification in foraminifera
    Jan Pawlowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 57:197-205. 2010
    ..We propose that this relatively short region, averaging 50-60 nt in length, could be an ideal barcode for identification of foraminifera in environmental samples using massive sequencing approach...
  28. ncbi Phylogeny of lobose amoebae based on actin and small-subunit ribosomal RNA genes
    José F Fahrni
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 20:1881-6. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi Revised small subunit rRNA analysis provides further evidence that Foraminifera are related to Cercozoa
    Cedric Berney
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Mol Evol 57:S120-7. 2003
    ..Our study confirms the utility of SSU rDNA as a phylogenetic marker of megaevolutionary history, provided that the artifacts due to the heterogeneity of substitution rates in ribosomal genes are circumvented...
  30. pmc Phylogenomics reshuffles the eukaryotic supergroups
    Fabien Burki
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 2:e790. 2007
    ..Yet, the composition of these large assemblages and their relationships remain controversial...
  31. ncbi Foraminifera and Cercozoa share a common origin according to RNA polymerase II phylogenies
    David Longet
    Dept of zoology and animal biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 53:1735-9. 2003
    ..Analysis of our data confirms a close relationship between Foraminifera and Cercozoa and points to Gromia as the closest relative of Foraminifera...
  32. ncbi Tempo and mode of spliceosomal intron evolution in actin of foraminifera
    Jérôme Flakowski
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH 1211, Geneva 4, Switzerland
    J Mol Evol 63:30-41. 2006
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  33. ncbi Molecular evidence for host-symbiont specificity in soritid foraminifera
    Lydia Garcia-Cuetos
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Protist 156:399-412. 2005
    ..It is suggested that the strong host-symbiont specificity observed in Soritinae is a combined effect of a selective recognition mechanism, vertical transmission of symbionts, and biogeographical isolation...
  34. pmc Evolution of Antp-class genes and differential expression of Hydra Hox/paraHox genes in anterior patterning
    D Gauchat
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97:4493-8. 2000
    ..However, the positional information defining the oral/aboral axis in Hydra cannot be correlated strictly to that characterizing the anterior-posterior axis in vertebrates or arthropods...
  35. ncbi Mitochondrial genome of Savalia savaglia (Cnidaria, Hexacorallia) and early metazoan phylogeny
    F Sinniger
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, Molecular Systematic Group, Science III, University of Geneva, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211, Geneve 4, Switzerland
    J Mol Evol 64:196-203. 2007
    ..Our study suggests that mitochondrial genomes can be a source of potentially valuable information on the phylogeny of Hexacorallia and may provide new insights into the evolution of early metazoans...
  36. ncbi Molecular phylogeny, evolutionary rates, and divergence timing of the symbiotic dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium
    Xavier Pochon
    Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, 30 Quai Ernest Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:20-30. 2006
    ..Our analysis suggests that Symbiodinium originated in early Eocene, and that the majority of extant lineages diversified since mid-Miocene, about 15 million years ago...
  37. ncbi A novel polyubiquitin structure in Cercozoa and Foraminifera: evidence for a new eukaryotic supergroup
    John M Archibald
    Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 20:62-6. 2003
    ..This character strongly suggests that Cercozoa and Foraminifera are close relatives and form a new "supergroup" of eukaryotes...
  38. ncbi Freshwater foraminiferans revealed by analysis of environmental DNA samples
    Maria Holzmann
    Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale, Universite de Geneve, 154, Route de Malagnou, 1224 Chêne Bougeries, Switzerland
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:135-9. 2003
    ..The results of our study challenge the traditional view of Foraminifera as essentially marine organisms, and provide a conceptual framework for charting the molecular diversity of freshwater granuloreticulosan protists...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi The testate lobose amoebae (order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) finally find their home within Amoebozoa
    Sergey I Nikolaev
    Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, A N Belozersky Institute of Physico Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    Protist 156:191-202. 2005
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  41. ncbi Unexpected foraminiferal diversity revealed by small-subunit rDNA analysis of Antarctic sediment
    Andrea Habura
    Wadsworth Center, P O Box 509, Albany, New York 12201, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 51:173-9. 2004
    ..The approach outlined here represents a powerful strategy for exploring the total diversity of benthic foraminiferal communities...
  42. pmc The twilight of Heliozoa and rise of Rhizaria, an emerging supergroup of amoeboid eukaryotes
    Sergey I Nikolaev
    A N Belozersky Institute of Physico Chemical Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, Moscow State University, Moscow 119992, Russia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:8066-71. 2004
    ....
  43. ncbi First insights into the biodiversity and biogeography of the Southern Ocean deep sea
    Angelika Brandt
    Zoological Museum Hamburg, Martin Luther King Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
    Nature 447:307-11. 2007
    ..Our findings challenge suggestions that deep-sea diversity is depressed in the Southern Ocean and provide a basis for exploring the evolutionary significance of the varied biogeographic patterns observed in this remote environment...
  44. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis and real time PCR detection of a presumbably undescribed Peronospora species on sweet basil and sage
    Lassaad Belbahri
    Laboratory of Applied Genetics, School of Engineering of Lullier, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Jussy
    Mycol Res 109:1276-87. 2005
    ..In addition to this work, PCR primers for real time PCR analysis have been developed for the specific detection of this downy mildew pathogen from infected tissues or seeds. It is shown that these primers can also be used in classic PCR...
  45. ncbi Phylogenetic position of Multicilia marina and the evolution of Amoebozoa
    Sergey I Nikolaev
    Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, AN Belozersky Institute of Physico Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Russia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1449-58. 2006
    ..This is the first report showing strong support for a clade containing all flagellated amoebozoans and we discuss the position of the root of the phylum Amoebozoa in the light of this result...
  46. ncbi Molecular phylogenetic analysis places Percolomonas cosmopolitus within Heterolobosea: evolutionary implications
    Sergey I Nikolaev
    Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, A N Belozersky Institute of Physico Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 51:575-81. 2004
    ..The first Bayesian analysis of a large taxon sampling of heterolobosean SSU rRNA genes clarifies the phylogenetic relationships within this group...
  47. ncbi higher-order phylogeny of plasmodial slime molds (Myxogastria) based on elongation factor 1-A and small subunit rRNA gene sequences
    Anne Marie Fiore-Donno
    Department of Biology, University of York, Box 373, Heslington, York, YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 52:201-10. 2005
    ..This suggests that spore pigmentation is an evolutionarily conservative character in myxogastrians, and that the simple morphology of echinostelids is not a derived feature...
  48. ncbi A marine dinoflagellate, Amphidinium eilatiensis n. sp., from the benthos of a mariculture sedimentation pond in Eilat, Israel
    John J Lee
    Department of Biology, City College of City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:439-48. 2003
    ..Amphidinium eilatiensis is genetically more closely related to A. carterae than to A. klebsii, with respectively 2.36% and 6.93% of sequence divergence...
  49. ncbi Molecular phylogeny and classification of the lobose amoebae
    Alexey Smirnov
    Protist 156:129-42. 2005