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Falcomonas daucoides Hill

Kerstin Hoef-Emden and John M. Archibald
Containing group: Cryptomonads


Described by Hill; type species Falcomonas daucoides (marine; Hill 1991)

Currently only one strain has been analyzed using molecular methods (Marin et al. 1998; Hoef-Emden et al. 2002). Neither in molecular phylogenies inferred from nuclear nor in phylogenies inferred from nucleomorph SSU rDNA sequences can its position be resolved. This may be caused by a low evolutionary rate relative to other cryptophytes.



Hill DRA (1991) Chroomonas and other blue-green cryptomonads. J. Phycol. 27: 133-145

Hoef-Emden K, Marin B, Melkonian M (2002) Nuclear and nucleomorph SSU rDNA phylogeny in the Cryptophyta and the evolution of cryptophyte diversity. J. Mol. Evol. 55: 161-179

Marin B, Klingberg M, Melkonian M (1998) Phylogenetic relationships among the Cryptophyta: analyses of nuclear-encoded SSU rRNA sequences support the monophyly of extant plastid-containing lineages. Protist 149: 265-276

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Kerstin Hoef-Emden
Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany

John M. Archibald
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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