Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean
Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean
Scientists suspect the gall-forming protist Maullinia hitches a ride on kelp rafts to reach new host populations at far-flung sites.
Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean
Kelp Pathogen Has Spread Across the Southern Ocean

Scientists suspect the gall-forming protist Maullinia hitches a ride on kelp rafts to reach new host populations at far-flung sites.

Scientists suspect the gall-forming protist Maullinia hitches a ride on kelp rafts to reach new host populations at far-flung sites.

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Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
The ChoanoVirus genome codes for rhodopsin, perhaps giving its choanoflagellate host extra energy-harvesting capabilities.
Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists
Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The protist Rhodelphis limneticus bears little resemblance to its close genetic relative, red algae.
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers identify a new species of Hemimastigophora protist, and suggest the group should be promoted from a phylum to a supra-kingdom.

A Newly Identified Species Represents Its Own Eukaryotic Lineage
A Newly Identified Species Represents Its Own Eukaryotic Lineage
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 20, 2017
The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Mysterious Eukaryote Missing Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | May 12, 2016
Researchers uncover the first example of a eukaryotic organism that lacks the organelles.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Abby Olena | Jan 7, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Fighting to exist
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2011
The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.