Talk:Alveolate

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I have reverted a change that made the list of clades conform exactly to Adl et al. I hope I haven't offended in doing so, because I know it was meant to help, and usually would have done so. In this case, I think it makes things more confusing for people who aren't familiar with the new taxonomy. Dinoflagellata has been around for a while, Dinozoa is relatively new and not as common. Saying "ciliates, dinoflagellates, apicomplexans, etc." is just as correct as "ciliates, dinozoans, apicomplexans, etc." and I think less intimidating.

We don't need to name all the intermediate clades - for instance, Adl et al. don't bother with the Miozoa or Myzozoa, a very well-supported group - but if we want to, we should probably maybe present them as a tree?

Motility[edit]

Sporozoites of Plasmodium spp. are not gametes, they are, however, motile and therefore have structures to enable movement. They lack axonemal structures and I have changed the wording to reflect this nicety.Urselius (talk) 13:40, 3 February 2010 (UTC)