Miscellaneous cool stuff and useful Links

- A review revealed that amoeboid protists are predominantly sexual. As amoeboid organisms occur on almost all major branches of the Eukaryotic tree, any characteristic shared by all amoebae is likely to be a shared trait for all eukaryotes. This suggests that the common ancestor to all Eukaryotes was probably a sexually reproducing organism.

Lahr DJG, Wegener Parfrey L, Mitchell EAD, Katz LA, Lara E. 2011. The chastity of amoebae: re-evaluating evidence for sex in amoeboid organisms. Proceeding of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences. doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.0289


Protistology Web Pages

International Society of Protistologists (ISOP)

International Society for Testate Amoeba Research (ISTAR)

Blogs and websites From inside the shell…
Everything you ever wanted to know about testate amoebae!

Soil protist initiative

Wikimedia commons: Collection Pénard

Microworld: world of amoeboid organisms