cryptophyte


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cryptophyte

(ˈkrɪptəˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) any perennial plant that bears its buds below the soil or water surface
cryptophytic adj
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Noun1.cryptophyte - common in fresh and salt water appearing along the shore as algal blooms
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
class Cryptophyceae, Cryptophyceae - motile usually brownish-green protozoa-like algae
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Life form: Cha = Chamaephyte, Cry = Cryptophyte, Hem = Hemicryptophyte, Hy = Hydrophytes.
Instead of being a self-defense mechanism, the microbes' production of poison appears to be more closely related to growth through the ingestion of a "pre-packaged" food source, the cryptophyte cell.
Cyanobacteria, Euglenophytes, Chrysophytes and Cryptophytes were present at the three sampling sites.
Samples for phytoplankton species composition and enumeration were fixed with Lugol, and the dominating groups were identified as diatoms, cryptophytes, and flagellates and monads less than 5 [micro]m, in accordance with the sedimentation method of Utermohl (1931).
They also found cyanobacteria, chrysophytes and cryptophytes were dominant at times while dinoflagellates, chlorophytes and euglenoids appeared occasionally abundant, but were relatively minor components on an annual basis.