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Dnr:

SNIC 2018/3-288

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

J├╝rgen Strassert

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-06-11

End Date:

2019-07-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

Allocation

Abstract

Based on 321 gene alignments with each about 740 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.