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Curr Biol. 2009 Feb 24;19(4):R165-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.12.032.

Evolution: revisiting the root of the eukaryote tree.

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  • 1Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Dalhousie University, Canada.


A recent phylogenomic investigation shows that the enigmatic flagellate Breviata is a distinct anaerobic lineage within the eukaryote super-group Amoebozoa and challenges the unikont-bikont rooting of the tree of eukaryotes.

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