class Bacillariophyceae

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Noun1.class Bacillariophyceae - marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatomsclass Bacillariophyceae - marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatoms
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and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
diatom - microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The genus Chaetoceros belonging to the class Bacillariophyceae is one of the largest genera of marine planktonic diatoms, and it is widely distributed around the world, with approximately 400 described species (Spaulding & Edlund, 2008).
The NMDS ordination occurred as a function of years and periods, with higher density values negatively associated with the first axis, mainly due to the class Bacillariophyceae, and the second axis separated more markedly the high water periods positively, along with years that presented high water levels in the low water period.