Protozoan Evolution and Phylogeny
Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
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Corliss, J. O. 2001. Protozoan Evolution and Phylogeny. eLS. .
- Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
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The study of the evolution and phylogeny of the groups comprising the Protozoa, the so-called lower eukaryotes, serves to elucidate the interrelationships between these, mostly unicellular, forms. They occupy an important ‘gap-bridging’ position on the overall ‘tree of life’ between the more primitive unicellular bacteria (all prokaryotes) and the higher eukaryotes (multicellular plants, fungi, and animals).
- trees of life;