Tetraselmis

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Tetraselmis
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Tetraselmis suecica
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Prasinophyceae
Order: Chlorodendrales
Family: Chlorodendraceae
Genus: Tetraselmis
Species

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Tetraselmis is a genus of phytoplankton. Tetraselmis has a very high lipid level; their amino acids stimulate feeding in marine organisms.[citation needed] Tetraselmis is green, motile, and usually grows 10 µm long x 14 µm wide.

The species T. convolutae is a symbiont of the acoelomate animal Symsagittifera roscoffensis (and can also live freely in the ocean).[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Semmler, H; Bailly, X; Wanninger, A (Sep 2008), "Myogenesis in the basal bilaterian Symsagittifera roscoffensis (Acoela)" (Free full text), Frontiers in zoology 5: 14, doi:10.1186/1742-9994-5-14, PMC 2562460, PMID 18803837