Pyrrophyta


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Related to Pyrrophyta: phylum Pyrrophyta, Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta

Pyrrophyta

the fire algae, of which the Dinophycae or dinoflagellates form the most important members of the PHYTOPLANKTON. They possess a photosynthetic pigment which is yellow to golden brown in colour (hence ‘fire algae’). Most forms have two dissimilar FLAGELLA though others lack them entirely.
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