The Phylum Prasinophyta is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Class (1): Prasinophyceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 20 species and subspecies in the Phylum Prasinophyta.
In taxonomy, Prasinophytes are a class of the Division Chlorophyta. These are primitive eukaryotic, marine green algae. Its best known genus is Ostreococcus (seen at right), which is considered to be the smallest (ca. 0.95 ?m) free-living eukaryote and which has been detected in marine samples around the world. Prasinophytes are thought to have low cellular complexity, that is, they are naked cells that possess single, multiple or no flagellae and contain only a single chloroplast and a single mitochondrion. They also have very small genomes for a eukaryote (about 12Mbp). [more]
At least 164 species and subspecies belong to the Class Prasinophyceae.
More info about the Class Prasinophyceae may be found here.
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