HyperDic: division_chrysophyta

English > 1 sense of the expression division Chrysophyta:
NOUNanimaldivision Chrysophyta, Chrysophytamostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment
English > division Chrysophyta: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningMostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta.
SynonymChrysophyta
Member ofProtoctista, kingdom ProtoctistaIn most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista
MembersBacillariophyceae, class Bacillariophyceae, Diatomophyceae, class Diatomophyceaemarine and freshwater eukaryotic algae
Chrysophyceae, class Chrysophyceae, Heterokontae, class HeterokontaeAll the yellow-green algae having flagella of unequal length
Heterotrichales, order Heterotrichalesyellow-green algae with simple or branching filaments
Xanthophyceae, class Xanthophyceaeyellow-green algae
golden algaealgae having the pigments chlorophyll and carotene and xanthophyll
yellow-green algaeAny alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
Broaderdivision(biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger / larger category

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