Four Kingdoms

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 17 07:29:16 CDT 1999

>From: Curtis Clark <jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU>
Microsporidia are intracellular parasites without
>mitochondria. 18s rDNA put them on a long branch at the base of the
>Eukaryotes, and their lack of mitochondria seemed to confirm that. I heard
>a talk at IBC, though, that placed them on the basis of other genes firmly
>in the Fung... uh, sorry, Eumycota. Thus making an unemended Protista
    That's great news.  Another reason for returning Eumycota to the
Protista (emending it back to its pre- Whitaker-Margulis status.   That's
what I love about the 4 Kingdom system.  It's so stable and useful.
                     ----Ken Kinman

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