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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Chromerida
Moore et al., 2008

Chromerida is a phylum of alveolate protists,[1] which includes photosynthetic species Chromera velia and Vitrella brassicaformis. General features of the phylum include spherical cell with cell wall, chloroplast with chlorophyll a and an internal flagelum. Cells usually have single mitochondrion, though the shape of crystae is not clear. [2]


  1. ^ Moore RB; Oborník M; Janouskovec J; Chrudimský T; Vancová M; Green DH; Wright SW; Davies NW et al. (February 2008). "A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites". Nature 451 (7181): 959–963. doi:10.1038/nature06635. PMID 18288187. 
  2. ^ "Description of Chromerida".