UniEuk: Time to speak a common language in protistology!

Berney Cédric, Ciuprina Andreea, Bender Sara, Brodie Juliet, Edgcomb Virginia, Kim Eunsoo, Rajan Jeena, Wegener Parfrey Laura, Adl Sina, Audic Stéphane, Bass David, Caron David, Cochrane Guy, Czech Lucas, Dunthorn Micah, Geisen Stefan, Glöckner Franck Olivier, Mahé Frédéric, Quast Christian, Kaye Jonathan Z., Simpson Alastair G.B., Stamatakis Alexandro, del Campo Javier, Yilmaz Pelin, de Vargas Colomban. 2017. UniEuk: Time to speak a common language in protistology!. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 64 (3) : pp. 407-411.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : MICROBIOLOGY

Abstract : Universal taxonomic frameworks have been critical tools to structure the fields of botany, zoology, mycology, and bacteriology as well as their large research communities. Animals, plants, and fungi have relatively solid, stable morpho-taxonomies built over the last three centuries, while bacteria have been classified for the last three decades under a coherent molecular taxonomic framework. By contrast, no such common language exists for microbial eukaryotes, even though environmental '-omics' surveys suggest that protists make up most of the organismal and genetic complexity of our planet's ecosystems! With the current deluge of eukaryotic meta-omics data, we urgently need to build up a universal eukaryotic taxonomy bridging the protist -omics age to the fragile, centuries-old body of classical knowledge that has effectively linked protist taxa to morphological, physiological, and ecological information. UniEuk is an open, inclusive, community-based and expert-driven international initiative to build a flexible, adaptive universal taxonomic framework for eukaryotes. It unites three complementary modules, EukRef, EukBank, and EukMap, which use phylogenetic markers, environmental metabarcoding surveys, and expert knowledge to inform the taxonomic framework. The UniEuk taxonomy is directly implemented in the European Nucleotide Archive at EMBL-EBI, ensuring its broad use and long-term preservation as a reference taxonomy for eukaryotes. (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : 000 - Other themes

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Berney Cédric, Université Paris-Sorbonne (FRA)
  • Ciuprina Andreea, Jacobs University (DEU)
  • Bender Sara, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (USA)
  • Brodie Juliet, Natural History Museum (GBR)
  • Edgcomb Virginia, WHOI (USA)
  • Kim Eunsoo, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics (USA)
  • Rajan Jeena, European Nucleotide Archive (GBR)
  • Wegener Parfrey Laura, University of British Columbia (CAN)
  • Adl Sina, University of Saskatchewan (CAN)
  • Audic Stéphane, Université Paris-Sorbonne (FRA)
  • Bass David, Natural History Museum (GBR)
  • Caron David, UCLA (USA)
  • Cochrane Guy, European Nucleotide Archive (GBR)
  • Czech Lucas, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (DEU)
  • Dunthorn Micah, University of Kaiserslautern (DEU)
  • Geisen Stefan, Wageningen University (NLD)
  • Glöckner Franck Olivier, Jacobs University (DEU)
  • Mahé Frédéric, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR LSTM (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-2808-0984
  • Quast Christian, MPIZ (DEU)
  • Kaye Jonathan Z., Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (USA)
  • Simpson Alastair G.B., Dalhousie University (CAN)
  • Stamatakis Alexandro, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (DEU)
  • del Campo Javier, University of British Columbia (CAN)
  • Yilmaz Pelin, MPIZ (DEU)
  • de Vargas Colomban, Université Paris-Sorbonne (FRA)

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