Most appear closer to the animals than to the fungi, and they are of great interest to biologists studying animal origins. The chytrids have also been included among the Protista, but are now more often placed among the Fungi.
Zooflagellate phylogeny and the systematics of protozoa.(Evolution: A Molecular Point of View)(includes discussion)
Jun 01, 1999; In the six kingdom system of life, the kingdom Protozoa occupies a pivotal position between the ancestral kingdom Bacteria and...