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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Ultimately, a group from Japan was successful in the culture of Dinophysis using a three-step feeding protocol in which a cryptophyte was fed to Mesodinium which was then fed to Dinophysis.
Plastids of photosynthetic species have predominantly a cryptophyte origin (Lucas & Vesk, 1990).
Alternatively (and possibly where the physical stratification is less stable), Cryptophyte species may fulfill this role, where they are able to adjust vertical position more readily than buoyancy-regulating organisms and to balance changes in light reception through photo-adaptive adjustment.
Leonardos and Geider (2005) stated that P and nitrogen ratio was related to carotenoid production in cryptophyte Rhinomonas reticulata.
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.
1992 The organization of photosynthetic pigments in a cryptophyte alga: A linear dichroism study.
2005) Ph phanerophyte, Ch chamaephyte, He hemicryptophyte, Cr cryptophyte, Th therophyte Fig.
acuminata by providing the ciliate prey Mesodinium rubrum (Lohmann) Hamburger and Buddenbrock which in turn was allowed to feed on the cryptophyte Teleaulax sp.
Both species possess typical, hat-shaped planktotrophic pilidia, and can be reared in the laboratory from fertilized, dissected gametes to metamorphosis on a diet of cryptophyte algae (Rhodomonas lens), as previously described for Micrura alaskensis (Maslakova, 2010a).
Retention of transcriptionally active cryptophyte nuclei by the ciliate Myrionecta rubra.
A similar situation was observed in the Sao Simao reservoir with phytoflagellate cryptophyte algae, mainly Cryptomonas erosa and C.