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Cryptophyta

(Phylum)

Overview

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A Phylum in the Kingdom Chromista.

Taxonomy

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The Phylum Cryptophyta is further organized into finer groupings including:

Classes

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Cryptophyceae

The cryptomonads (or cryptophytes) are a group of algae, most of which have plastids. They are common in freshwater, and also occur in marine and brackish habitats. Each cell is around 10-50 ?m in size and flattened in shape, with an anterior groove or pocket. At the edge of the pocket there are typically two slightly unequal flagella. [more]

At least 7 species and subspecies belong to the Class Cryptophyceae.

More info about the Class Cryptophyceae may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 15:44:09