Diaphoretickes

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Diaphoretickes
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Adl et al.
Unranked groups
Synonyms
  • Corticata

Diaphoretickes (/ˌd.əfəˈrɛtɪkz/ DY-ə-fə-REH-tik-eez) is a major group of eukaryotic organisms, with over 400,000 species. The majority of the earth's biomass that carries out photosynthesis belongs to Diaphoretickes.[1]

Phylogeny

In 2012 Diaphoretickes received the following phylogenetic definition:

The most inclusive clade containing

Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 (Opisthokonta), Dictyostelium discoideum Raper 1935 (Amoebozoa) or Euglena gracilis Klebs 1883 (Excavata). This is a branch-based definition in which all of the specifiers are extant.[2]

The placement of Hemimastigophora is uncertain. Some studies find it nested within the clades of Diaphoretickes, as the best supported hypothesis[3] or a less-supported one.[4] Others find it to be the sister group of all other Diaphoretickes,[4] which under the branch-based definition falls within Diaphoretickes.[2]

Diaphoretickes includes the following groups:

Diaphoretickes
CAM
Pancryptista

Cryptista

Microheliella maris

Archaeplastida

plants and algae

Taxonomic history

Diaphoretickes was identified by Burki et al. (2008) as the "plants+HC+SAR megagroup".

monophyletic.[9][10]

References