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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.]


(Biology) any of the golden alga species


(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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Stichochrysis immobilis is a diatom, not a chrysophyte.
The samples were examined for siliceous microfossils, including diatoms, testate amoebae (Rhizopoda), and chrysophyte cysts.
Green and chrysophyte algae of sizes smaller than 20 [micro]m were the most abundant in the stomach content analysis of the fishes Argyrodiaptomus furcatus and Notodiaptomus iheringi, therefore algae were considered as an important source of food for these species in a reservoir at south-eastern Brazil (Rietzler et al.
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).
A minimum of 350 diatom valves per sample were counted on random transects, and the number of microspheres and chrysophyte cysts per 350 diatom valves was recorded.
Chrysophyte cysts were counted as separate categories under microscope and the ratio of chrysophycean cysts to diatoms was calculated.
The majority of chrysophyte genera lack a covering of siliceous scales and exhibit a great plasticity in regard to both morphology and nutrition (Hoek et al.
NS NS NS Chrysophyte phytoplankton NS NS NS Dinobryon sp.