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PAWLOWSKI Jan Wojciech

Pawlowski Jan Wojciech

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My major research interests relate to molecular evolution and ecology of Foraminifera, a group of typically shelled protists, ubiquitous in all marine habitats. Because of the extensive knowledge of foraminiferal fossil record, this group constitue an ideal model for study of evolutionary and ecological processes in time and space.

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Pillet, L, de Vargas C, Pawlowski, J. 2011. Molecular identification of sequestered diatom chloroplasts and kleptoplastidy in Foraminifera. Protist; 162, 394-404.(Pubmed)


Heger, T Mitchell, E Todorov, M Golemansky, V Lara, E Leander, B Pawlowski, J. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggests transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent . Molecular phylogenetics and evolution; 55, 113-122.(Pubmed, pdf)

Nassonova E, Smirnov A, Fahrni J, Pawlowski J. 2010. Barcoding Amoebae: Comparison of SSU, ITS and COI Genes as Tools for Molecular Identification of Naked Lobose Amoebae. Protist; 161, 102-115.

Ojha M, Cattaneo A, Hugh S, Pawlowski J, Cox JA. 2010. Structure, Expression and Function of Allomyces arbuscula CDP II (metacaspase) Gene. Gene; 457, 25-34.

Pawlowski J, Lecroq B. 2010. Short rDNA Barcodes for Species Identification in Foraminifera. J Eukaryot Microbiol; 57, 197-205.


Burki F, Inagaki Y, Bråte J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Cavalier-Smith T, Sakaguchi M, Hashimoto T, Horak A, Kumar S, Klaveness D, Jakobsen KS, Pawlowski J, Shalchian-Tabrizi K . 2009. Large-scale phylogenomic analyses reveal that two enigmatic protist lineages, Telonemia and Centroheliozoa, are related to photosynthetic Chromalveolates. Genome Biol Evol; 2009, 231-238.

Fiore-Donno AM, Haskins EF, Pawlowski J, Cavalier-Smith T. 2009. Semimorula liquescens is a modified echinostelid myxomycete (Mycetozoa). Mycologia; 101, 773-776.

Kudryavtsev A, Pawlowski J, Hausmann K. 2009. Description and phylogenetic relationships of Spumochlamys perforata n. sp. and Spumochlamys bryora n. sp. (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida). J Eukaryot Microbio; 56, 495-503.

Lecroq B, Gooday AJ, Pawlowski J. 2009. Global genetic homogeneity in the deep-sea foraminiferan Epistominella exigua (Rotaliida: Pseudoparrellidae). Zootaxa; 2096, 23-32.

Lecroq B, Gooday AJ, Tsuchiya M, Pawlowski J. 2009. A new genus of xenophyophores (Foraminifera) from Japan Trench: morphological description, molecular phylogeny and elemental analysis. Zool J Linn Soc; 156, 455 - 464.