class Bacillariophyceae

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Noun1.class Bacillariophyceae - marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatomsclass Bacillariophyceae - marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatoms
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and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
diatom - microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Class Bacillariophyceae being dominant quantitatively showed highest count in July due to combined effects of both of calcium and temperature since calcium together with temperature is found to facilitate the diatomic growth [29].
Diatomaceous earth is mined from the fossilized silica shell remains of unicellular or colonial algae or one-celled pytoplankton in the class Bacillariophyceae, better known as diatoms, that converted the silica they ingested to form their shells.