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Any of numerous mostly aquatic organisms in the group Heterokonta, having zoospores or other swimming cells usually with a pair of flagella, one of which has brush-like extensions, and whose photosynthetic members have a distinctive form of chlorophyll. Heterokonts include the brown algae, chrysophytes, diatoms, and oomycetes. Also called stramenopile.

[New Latin Heterokonta, taxon name : Greek hetero-, hetero- + Greek kontos, punting pole, goad (in reference to the pair of flagella); see kent- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈhɛtərəʊˌkɒnt) or


(Botany) any organism that possesses two flagella of unequal length. Heterokonts include diatoms and some other algae
(Botany) possessing two flagella of unequal length
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Los oomicetos son clasificados como Stramenopiles junto con las diatomeas y algas marrones, son formadores de hifas parecidos superficialmente a los hongos.
Stramenopiles, with giant kelp and potato pathogens, now join alveolates and rhizaria (even though they have no chlorophyll c) as what's often abbreviated as SAR.
Within Chromalveolata and Excavata, however, it is nevertheless apparent that some unicellular members of the Stramenopiles, such as Phytophthora infestans, have rapidly expanded the Glp branch at the expense of Aqps, while members of the Alveolata such as Paramecium tetraurelia and Euglenozoa, including Trypanosoma cruzi, expanded the Aqp branch at the expense of Glps (Abascal et al., 2014).
Lobsters with shell disease also show the presence of a diverse eukaryotic community of epibionts in lesions, including the bacterivorous nematode Geomonhystera disjuncta, barnacles, stramenopiles, and bryozoans.
Other identified species, generally considered nonpathogenic or of indeterminate significance, were intestinal protozoans or stramenopiles: Blastocystis hominis, Chilomastix mesnilii, Dientamoeba fragilis, Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba hartmanii, and lodomoeba butchlii.
The evolution of Stramenopiles and Alveolates as derived by "substitution rate calibration" of small subunit ribosomal RNA.
Stramenopiles: chromophytes from a protistan perspective.
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