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Phytomastigophora

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Definition

A taxonomic group belonging to Subphylum Mastigophora, and includes photosynthetic or plant-like flagellate protozoans.


Supplement

This class consists of the following subgroups:

  • Chloromonadida
  • Chrysomonadida
  • Coccolithophorida
  • Cryptomonadida
  • Dinoflagellida
  • Ebriida
  • Euglenida
  • Heterochlorida
  • Silicoflagellida
  • Volvocida


Word origin: Greek: phytón, a plant + mastīgophóros, whip-bearing.

See also: protozoa.