Thought you guys needed proof:
And then we ditched our beer cans on an unsuspecting lab's drink shelf (that's what it's really for, right? The fine art of beer arrangement?) Mwahaha, who'd like to be the next victim?
(PI's name blurred out since I doubt they'd like to be associated with the likes of us... <_< )
That's about a third of the organisms we need to know for tomorrow's exam. Their life stages/cell structure/special features too. Ignore the arrangement of non-photosynthetic heterokont phyla -- they're randomly placed. Also, I insist on calling the Cryptomonad/Haptophyte clade 'Crhaptophytes' even though it got rejected. Actual protistologists, please assist this noble cause by using that wonderful taxonomic term proliferously! Thanks.
To cite aforementioned phylogenetic mess, please use (Wavefunction, P. 2009, SkepticWonder). Methods consist of: Chalk, modest volume of EtOH, exam panic. References: More people who would not like to be associated with the likes of us XP
Hmmm... I haven't stated anything utterly controversial on this blog yet. Here we go:
"Cell biologists are superior to molecular phylogeneticists."
(Cue 'real' botanists: "Arabidopsis is NOT a plant!!!1!!one!!!")
Let the wars begin! *cracks open another can of beer and sits down to watch*
Ok I'll stop embarassing myself with pointless rambling... I overstudied. TOKOPHRYA!!! BLEPHARISMA! TETRASELMIS! CHILOMASTIX! ACHLYA! VAUCHERIA! NOCTILUCA! CRICOSPHAERA! EIMERIA! CYANOPHORA! ...can't stop...feel bad about ignoring groups... aaaaahhhh.... (we didn't have time to cover Rhizarians though *weeps* )
The Litiopids: Small Sea-Snails among the Weeds
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