yellow-green algae

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yel′low-green` al′gae


n.pl.
algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, having mostly yellow and green pigments, occurring in soil, on moist rocks and vegetation, and on ponds and stagnant waters.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.yellow-green algae - any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
Chrysophyta, division Chrysophyta - mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
conferva - any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water
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The cyanophytes had a cell size that ranged from 0.75 to 2.26 pm, the chlorophyte Tetraselmis suecica showed a cell size of 6.90 pm wide and 10.80 pm long, while the xanthophyte Heterococcus sp.
Qualitative samples were taken during June of 2012 and 2013 from sediment (epipelon) and sand (epipsammon), the most common microhabitats, as well as rocks (epilithon) and mats of the filamentous xanthophyte alga Vaucheria (epiphy-ton).
Given the wealth of ultrastructure data supporting a bacillariophyte or chrysophyte ancestor of the Phaeophyceae (Clayton, 1989; O'Kelly, 1989), it is surprising that the xanthophyte (T.