yellow-green algae

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yel′low-green` al′gae


n.pl.
algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, having mostly yellow and green pigments, occurring in soil, on moist rocks and vegetation, and on ponds and stagnant waters.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.yellow-green algae - any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
Chrysophyta, division Chrysophyta - mostly 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and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
conferva - any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water
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Qualitative samples were taken during June of 2012 and 2013 from sediment (epipelon) and sand (epipsammon), the most common microhabitats, as well as rocks (epilithon) and mats of the filamentous xanthophyte alga Vaucheria (epiphy-ton).
In the chromophyte/oomycete rRNA phylogenies shown in Figures 2A and 2B, the xanthophyte and phaeophytes appear as sister taxa while the eustigmatophyte is related to chrysophytes/synurophytes.
Cell concentration of filamentous cyanophytes was obtained based on the total filament count and the xanthophytes was estimated based on cluster counts of each colony, using a Fuchs Rosenthal chamber (0.