leucophyte defined in 1951 yearleucophyte - leucophyte;
leucophyte - Colourless, non-photosynthetic alga. Change from photosynthetic form has been achieved experimentally in some species and has proved to be irreversible. Structurally like pigmented (chlorophyll-containing) forms but physiologically heterotrophic, like protozoa. Lends support to suggestion of evolutionary origin of protozoa from algae.
near leucophyte in Knolik
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