S L Baldauf
Affiliation: University of York
- A kingdom-level phylogeny of eukaryotes based on combined protein dataS L Baldauf
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
Science 290:972-7. 2000..The resulting phylogenetic tree shows a number of striking differences from SSU rRNA phylogeny, including strong support for most major groups and several major supergroups...
- Extensive fungal diversity in plant rootsPhilippe Vandenkoornhuyse
Department of Biology, University of York, Post Office Box 373, York, YO10 5YW, UK
Science 295:2051. 2002
- The deep roots of eukaryotesS L Baldauf
Department of Biology, University of York, Box 373, Heslington, York YO10 5YW, UK
Science 300:1703-6. 2003..Together these data suggest major gaps in our understanding simply of what eukaryotes are or, when it comes to the tree, even which end is up...
- Evolutionary origin of cAMP-based chemoattraction in the social amoebaeElisa Alvarez-Curto
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 5EH, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:6385-90. 2005..This most likely occurred by addition of distal cis-regulatory regions to existing cAMP signaling genes...
- A new genus, Helgoeca gen. nov., for a nudiform choanoflagellateBarry S C Leadbeater
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Eur J Protistol 44:227-37. 2008..The pattern of costae in this species is indistinguishable from that of Acanthocorbis nana Thomsen and for this reason A. nana has been transferred to the new genus Helgoeca gen. nov., as the type species...
- Phylogeny for the faint of heart: a tutorialSandra L Baldauf
Department of Biology, University of York, Box 373, York, UK, YO10 5YW
Trends Genet 19:345-51. 2003..Topics covered include: how to read a tree, assembling a dataset, multiple sequence alignment (how it works and when it does not), phylogenetic methods, bootstrap analysis and long-branch artefacts, and software and resources...
- Eusociality and the success of the termites: insights from a supertree of dictyopteran familiesR B Davis
Department of Biology, University of York, York YO105YW, UK
J Evol Biol 22:1750-61. 2009..Mechanistic studies of speciation and extinction in eusocial insects are advocated...
- Molecular phylogeny of choanoflagellates, the sister group to MetazoaM Carr
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:16641-6. 2008..Mapping of a complementary matrix of morphological and ecological traits onto the phylogeny allows a reinterpretation of choanoflagellate character evolution and predicts the nature of their last common ancestor...
- The response of avian feeding guilds to tropical forest disturbanceMichael A Gray
Department of Biology Area 18, University of York, York YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
Conserv Biol 21:133-41. 2007..Overall, general patterns governed the responses of species to habitat disturbance, and the differential responses of guilds suggested that disturbance affects trophic organization and thus ecosystem functioning...
- Lateral transfer of an EF-1alpha gene: origin and evolution of the large subunit of ATP sulfurylase in eubacteriaYuji Inagaki
Program in Evolutionary Biology, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7, Canada
Curr Biol 12:772-6. 2002..To our knowledge, this is the first unequivocal case of LGT followed by functional modification to be described; this mechanism could be a potentially important force in establishing genes with novel functions in genomes...
- Evolution of dark-spored Myxomycetes (slime-molds): molecules versus morphologyAnna 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...
- Molecular phylogeny and evolution of morphology in the social amoebasPauline Schaap
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, DD15EH Dundee, UK
Science 314:661-3. 2006..Thus, the latter may be controlled by only a few genes, making their underlying mechanisms relatively easy to unravel...
- The protistan origins of animals and fungiEmma T Steenkamp
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
Mol Biol Evol 23:93-106. 2006..Our results also underline the critical position of these "animal-fungal allies" with respect to the origin and early evolution of animals and fungi...
- Plant expansins are a complex multigene family with an ancient evolutionary originYi Li
Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
Plant Physiol 128:854-64. 2002..Closely related "expansin-like" sequences were also identified in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoidium, suggesting that these wall-modifying proteins have a very deep evolutionary origin...
- higher-order phylogeny of plasmodial slime molds (Myxogastria) based on elongation factor 1-A and small subunit rRNA gene sequencesAnne 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...