[Taxacom] Protist systematics

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 14:08:22 CST 2014


"Molecular data have simply confirmed beyond doubt that eukaryotes are
much more
complicated than the 5 kingdoms" or that the 5 kingdoms
are molecularly complicated.

John Grehan


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:
>
> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00644.x/full
>
> If you want something more neatly and deeply explained, Giselle Walker and
> colleagues have recently written up a review that sums things up:
>
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21320384
>
> 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:
>
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10527921
>
> 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,
>
> Dan
>
>
> __________________________________
> Daniel J. G. Lahr
> PhD, Assist. Prof.
> Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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>
>
>
> 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
> decade
> > or so.  Most introductory textbooks still refer to older classification
> > systems because the protist classifications rapidly change.  However,
> there
> > 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
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
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