chrysophyta defined in 1951 yearchrysophyta - chrysophyta;
chrysophyta - Golden brown algae. Division of algae. Golden brown in colour due to abundance of carotenoid pigments, including α, β-carotene, fucoxanthin and other xanthophylls present with chlorophyll a. Reserve foods stored as oils and as polysaccha-ride chrysolaminarin (=leucosin). Many lack cell wall. Where present wall composed of pectic substances, with cellulose in some forms; may also bear superficial scales (calcified or silicified in some species). Flagella one or two, variable in type and length. Highly diverse group of microscopic marine and fresh water algae, unicellular, colonial, filamentous, amoeboid, many planktonic, with interesting links to the other simple organisms, protozoa, fungi.
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