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Any of numerous mostly freshwater unicellular heterokonts of the division Chrysophyta that are characteristically golden brown, having two types of chlorophyll largely masked by the pigment fucoxanthin. Also called golden alga, golden-brown alga.

[From New Latin Chrȳsophyta, division name : chryso- + -phyte.]
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(Biology) any of the golden alga species
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(ˈkrɪs əˌfaɪt)

any algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, comprising the yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms, distinguished by the three pigment groups chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll.
[1955–60; < New Latin Chrysophyta; see chryso-, -phyte]
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Line graphs at the right show the chrysophyte cyst to diatom valve ratio and sedimentary concentrations of chlorophyll a (mg/g) measured using visual reflectance spectroscopy (VRS-chla).
Stichochrysis immobilis is a diatom, not a chrysophyte. Phycologia 32:234-236.
Morphological alterations in diatoms and chrysophyte spores were recorded and analyzed.
Similarly growth and cell yields of the marine Chrysophyte Aureococcus anophagefferens are stimulated in the presence of Selenite [18].
Ultrastructure of a marine dinoflagellate, Peridinium quinquecorne Abe (Peridiniales) from South Africa with particular reference to its chrysophyte endosymbiont.
Traditionally, these kills were attributed to high salinities or pollution from oil field activities, but, more recently, toxins released during blooms of a chrysophyte alga (Prymnesium parvum) have been implicated (James and De La Cruz 1989; Rhodes and Hubbs 1992).
The samples were examined for siliceous microfossils, including diatoms, testate amoebae (Rhizopoda), and chrysophyte cysts.
Chrysophyte cysts were counted as separate categories under microscope and the ratio of chrysophycean cysts to diatoms was calculated.
The number of scale-bearing chrysophyte taxa observed per sample varied from zero to six (Table 1).
NS NS NS Chrysophyte phytoplankton NS NS NS Dinobryon sp.