dinoflagellate


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di·no·flag·el·late

(dī'nō-flaj'ĕ-lāt),
A plantlike flagellate of the subclass Phytomastigophorea, some species of which (for example, Karenia brevis) produce a potent neurotoxin that may cause severe food intoxication following ingestion of parasitized shellfish.
[G. dinos, whirling, + L. flagellum, a whip]

dinoflagellate

/di·no·flag·el·late/ (di″no-flaj´ĕ-lāt)
1. of or pertaining to the order Dinoflagellida.
2. any individual of the order Dinoflagellida.

dinoflagellate

(dī′nō-flăj′ə-lĭt, -lāt′, -flə-jĕl′ĭt)
n.
Any of numerous minute, chiefly marine protists of the phylum Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton. They include bioluminescent species, photosynthetic species, and species that produce red tide.

dinoflagellate

any of a group of unicellular biflagellate aquatic organisms forming a constitutent of plankton now normally placed in the division Pyrrhophyta. They can be regarded as an order of protozoans (Dinoflagellata) or a class of algae (Dinophyceae).
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Pre-glaciation sediment contained highly varied dinoflagellate communities, with star-shaped morphologies.
The diatoms, which appear to thrive in the windier conditions, have increased in the last five years, while dinoflagellates have "almost disappeared", Prof Hays said.
2007) points out that high concentration of dinoflagellates can produce toxic substances which may cause harm to the cultivated animals or even to humans.
Freshwater dinoflagellate, small, ovoid topentagonalcell, plates thin, plate pattern: apical pore, pote plate, canal plate, 4', 2a, 7", C6, S5, 5"', 2"", most photosynthetic with yellow-gold plastids, cingulum is wide, sub-median and the hypotheca is smaller than the epitheca.
Species-specific physiological response of dinoflagellates to quantified small-scale turbulence.
Burkholder JM, Glasgow HB Jr: Trophic controls on stage transformations of a toxic ambush-predator dinoflagellate.
Prior to 1975, blooms of the dinoflagellate Gonyaulax polyedra usually developed during the fall of the year.
Field research implicated the benthic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima as the primary source in coastal Nova Scotia.
Pfiesteria piscicida (Pp) is an estuarine dinoflagellate that has been associated with fish kill events in estuaries along the eastern seaboard and possibly with human health effects [1,2].
They said dinoflagellate victims suffered "acute confusion, episodes of disorientation, new or increasing forgetfulness, or difficulties concentrating".
In the present experiment, the species studied was Alexamdrium minutum [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 1 OMITTED] (Halim) Balech, which is a haploid dinoflagellate species that usually reproduces asexually, although under certain circumstances two cells can conjugate, thus producing a diploid zygote.