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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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Clearance rates and IR were evaluated as a function of cell concentration (50, 100, 200 and 300 cells/[micro]L) of the chrysophyte Isochrysis sp.
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].
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.
In preliminary studies we determined that the chrysophyte Isochrysis galbana produced the best scope for growth in the two scallop species (Velasco, in press).
This is with the addition of eight chlorophytes, one chrysophyte (a macroscopic tubicolus diatom species), two phaeophytes and five rhodophytes (Table 1).
Winter blooms of dinoflagellates or chrysophytes occurred but their presence was unpredictable (ECOSURV, 2005).
A variety of biological synthetic systems are discussed, including algae, diatoms and chrysophytes, bacteria, and yeasts, as well as processes that utilize nonliving biologically derived components, such as plant extracts to modulate redox properties of the synthetic environment, isolated proteins with useful template shapes, and chelators to control size.
Cyanobacteria, Euglenophytes, Chrysophytes and Cryptophytes were present at the three sampling sites.