Dinoflagellata


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Dinoflagellata

(dī″nō-flaj″ĕ-lā′tă) [Gr. deinos, fearsome, awesome + flagellate]
A phylum of the kingdom Protista comprising photosynthetic unicellular organisms that are part of the phytoplankton in fresh and ocean water. Some marine species bloom explosively in red tides. Shellfish that feed on the dinoflagellates are toxic to humans (causing paralytic shellfish poisoning). Another species produces ciguatera toxin, which is poisonous to fish and to humans who consume such fish.
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Thecal morphology of selected species of Dinophysis (Dinoflagellata) from the Gulf of Mexico.
Based on our findings, the lack of proteins similar to the SC proteins of the model organisms in Rhodophyta, Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta, Charophyta, Xanthophyta, and Dinoflagellata makes it possible to assume that meiosis in these algae differs from classical meiosis in proceeding without any SC or that unknown new proteins form SCs in these algae.
Lawler AR (1977) The parasitic dinoflagellate Amyloodinium ocellatum (Dinoflagellata) in marine aquaria.
Chapman, considers the Dinoflagellata or Dinomastigota as an independent phylum of protoctists.
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Contribution of external morphology in solving a species complex: The case of Prorocentrum micans, Prorocentrum gracile and Prorocentrum sigmoides (Dinoflagellata) from the Mexican Pacific coast.
Three new crustacean hosts for the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium perezi (Dinoflagellata: Syndinidae).
Tintinnoidea y Dinoflagellata del Pacifico segun material de las expediciones Norpac y Downwind del Instituto Scripps de Oceanografia.