[Taxacom] Protist systematics
calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 14:08:22 CST 2014
"Molecular data have simply confirmed beyond doubt that eukaryotes are
complicated than the 5 kingdoms" or that the 5 kingdoms
are molecularly complicated.
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Dan Lahr <dlahr at ib.usp.br> wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> This is constantly changing, but you are correct in that some groups have
> achieved some consensus. Chromalveolata is not one of them, there is still
> significant uncertainty in that territory.
> The recommended literature in terms of classification is the compendium by
> Sina Adl and many collaborators:
> If you want something more neatly and deeply explained, Giselle Walker and
> colleagues have recently written up a review that sums things up:
> I must add that changes have not happened in the last decade or so.
> Molecular data have simply confirmed beyond doubt that eukaryotes are much
> more complicated than the 5 kingdoms. Take a look at Whittaker's tree in
> the 1969 paper and you will see that many of these groups are already
> there. There are still a lot more to be placed, a good source for people
> who are interested in learning about uncertainty in protistan groups is
> still Paddy's 1999 review:
> Additionally, Juan Saldarriaga, at UBC-Canada, has a lot of material for
> teaching in undergrad and grad courses about the "revolutions" in protistan
> science -- http://botany.ubc.ca/people/juan-saldarriaga . His material is
> great and I encourage you to get in contact with him if you are interested
> in updating your lectures on protists.
> I hope this was of some help,
> Daniel J. G. Lahr
> PhD, Assist. Prof.
> Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
> Office number: + 55 (11) 3091 0948
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM, Patrick, Brian <brpatric at dwu.edu> wrote:
> > Dear colleagues,
> > The classification of protists has changed a great deal in the last
> > or so. Most introductory textbooks still refer to older classification
> > systems because the protist classifications rapidly change. However,
> > seems to be some growing consensus that at least a couple of new kingdoms
> > have been introduced (e.g., Chromalveolata).
> > Are there any papers that have addressed the higher level classifications
> > of the protists? If so, might someone suggest a few such papers?
> > Thank you for your time!
> > Best regards, Brian
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > L. Brian Patrick, Ph.D.
> > Assistant Professor of Biology and Chair
> > Department of Biological Sciences
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