genus Noctiluca

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Noun1.genus Noctiluca - a genus of protoctist
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
Cilioflagellata, Dinoflagellata, order Cilioflagellata, order Dinoflagellata - in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta
noctiluca, Noctiluca miliaris - large bioluminescent marine protozoan
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Interestingly, the vegetative cells of the red-tide dinoflagellate genus Noctiluca are thought to be diploid (Zingmark, 1970; Pfiester and Anderson, 1987).