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Plants+HC+SAR megagroup

Plants+HC+SAR megagroup is a group of eukaryotes.[1]

It includes:

It has also been described as the sum of Archaeplastida, Rhizaria, and chromalveolates.[2] However, this simply refers to a different way of grouping the same organisms, largely due to the discovery that chromalveolata was not monophyletic.

It includes most of the species engaging in photosynthesis, except for the Euglenozoa and Cyanobacteria.


  1. ^ Burki, F.; Shalchian-Tabrizi, K.; Pawlowski, J. (2008). "Phylogenomics reveals a new 'megagroup' including most photosynthetic eukaryotes". Biology Letters 4 (4): 366–369. PMC 2610160. PMID 18522922. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0224.  edit
  2. ^ Hampl, V.; Hug, L.; Leigh, J.; Dacks, J.; Lang, B.; Simpson, A.; Roger, A. (2009). "Phylogenomic analyses support the monophyly of Excavata and resolve relationships among eukaryotic "supergroups"". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106 (10): 3859–3864. Bibcode:2009PNAS..106.3859H. PMC 2656170. PMID 19237557. doi:10.1073/pnas.0807880106.  edit

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