Table 1

Major clades of the LHC gene superfamily.

Systematic name

Other names/subclades

Included in this analysis

Lineages


Lhca

LHC I

-

plants


Lhcb

LHC II, CP24,CP26, CP29

-

plants


Lhcc

Cac

+

cryptophytes


Lhcd

Lhcp

+

peridinin-containing dinoflagellates


Lhcf

FCP, cac

+

haptophytes, heterokonts


Lhcr

LhcaR

+

rhodophytes


--

Lhcz

+

cryptophytes, haptophytes, heterokonts


--

LI818, LHCSR

+

chlorarachniophytes, chlorophytes, fucoxanthin-containing dinoflagellates, haptophytes, heterokonts


The systematic nomenclature was established by Jansson et al. [71]. The clades termed Lhcz and LI818 do not have systematic names and were identified by Koziol et al. [2] and Gagne and Guertin [72], respectively. None of the other clades in the current analysis have been previously described. The genes in Lhca, Lhcb and related clades recently identified by Koziol et al. [2] form a monophyletic outgroup to the genes analyzed in the current analysis, but the root of the phylogeny cannot be confidently inferred.

Hoffman et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:101   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-101

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