Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora)



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Warren, Alan and Patterson, David J. and Dunthorn, Micah and Clamp, John C. and Achilles Day, Undine E.M. and Aescht, Erna and Al-Farraj, Saleh A. and Al-Quraishy, Saleh and Al-Rasheid, Khaled and Carr, Martin and G. Day, John and Dellinger, Marc and El-Serehy, Hamed A. and Fan, Yangbo and Gao, Feng and Gao, Shan and Gong, Jun and Gupta, Renu and Hu, Xiaozhong and Kamra, Komal and Langlois, Gaytha and Lin, Xiaofeng and Lipscomb, Diana and Lobban, Christopher S. and Luporini, Pierangelo and Lynn, Denis H. and Ma, Honggang and Macek, Miroslav and Mackenzie-Dodds, Jacqueline and Makhija, Seema and Mansergh, Robert I. and Martín Cereceda, María Mercedes and McMiller, Nettie and Montagnes, David J.S. and Nikolaeva, Svetlana and Ong'ondo, Geoffrey Odhiambo and Pérez Uz, María Blanca and Purushothaman, Jasmine and Quintela Alonso, Pablo and Rotterová, Johana and Santoferrara, Luciana and Shao, Chen and Shen, Zhuo and Shi, Xinlu and Song, Weibo and Stoeck, Thorsten and Terza, Antonietta La and Vallesi, Adriana and Wang, Mei and Weisse, Thomas and Wiackowski, Krzysztof and Wu, Lei and Xu, Kuidong and Yi, Zhenzhen and Zufall, Rebecca and Agatha, Sabine (2017) Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 64 . pp. 539-554. ISSN 1066-5234

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Recent advances in molecular technology have revolutionized research on all aspects of the biology of organisms, including ciliates, and created unprecedented opportunities for pursuing a more integrative approach to investigations of biodiversity. However, this goal is complicated by large gaps and inconsistencies that still exist in the foundation of basic information about biodiversity of ciliates. The present paper reviews issues relating to the taxonomy of ciliates and presents specific recommendations for best practice in the observation and documentation of their biodiversity. This effort stems from a workshop that explored ways to implement six Grand Challenges proposed by the International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates (IRCN-BC). As part of its commitment to strengthening the knowledge base that supports research on biodiversity of ciliates, the IRCN-BC proposes to populate The Ciliate Guide, an online database, with biodiversity-related data and metadata to create a resource that will facilitate accurate taxonomic identifications and promote sharing of data.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cultivation; information resources; molecularphylogeny; morphology; nomenclature;phylogenetics; systematics; taxonomy;type specimens
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Invertebrates
Medical sciences > Biology > Microbiology
ID Code:44118
Deposited On:28 Jul 2017 09:24
Last Modified:08 Jul 2022 10:56

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