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Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-355

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

J├╝rgen Strassert

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2017-12-20

End Date:

2019-01-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

Webpage:

Allocation

Abstract

Based on 260 gene alignments with each about 750 OTUs, it is planned to infer a eukaryotic tree of life. Due to the high amount of data, different models with different approaches will be tested (e.g., supermatrix, gene jackknifing). In a final step, molecular dating calibrated with the microfossil records will be used in order to shed light on the timing of acquisitions of complex red algal plastids by a wide array of protists.