Aureococcus anophagefferens

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Aureococcus anophagefferens
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Pelagophyceae
Order: Pelagomonadales
Family: Pelagomonadaceae
Genus: Aureococcus
Species: A. anophagefferens
Binomial name
Aureococcus anophagefferens
Hargraves & Sieburth, 2008

Aureococcus anophagefferens is a species of heterokont alga. Its cells have a single chloroplast, nucleus, and mitochondrion and an unusual exocellular polysaccharide-like layer. It causes harmful algal blooms.[1][2]


  1. ^ Gobler, C. J.; Berry, D. L.; Dyhrman, S. T.; Wilhelm, S. W.; Salamov, A.; Lobanov, A. V.; Zhang, Y.; Collier, J. L.; Wurch, L. L.; Kustka, A. B.; Dill, B. D.; Shah, M.; VerBerkmoes, N. C.; Kuo, A.; Terry, A.; Pangilinan, J.; Lindquist, E. A.; Lucas, S.; Paulsen, I. T.; Hattenrath-Lehmann, T. K.; Talmage, S. C.; Walker, E. A.; Koch, F.; Burson, A. M.; Marcoval, M. A.; Tang, Y.-Z.; LeCleir, G. R.; Coyne, K. J.; Berg, G. M.; Bertrand, E. M.; Saito, M. A.; Gladyshev, V. N.; Grigoriev, I. V. (2011). "Niche of harmful alga Aureococcus anophagefferens revealed through ecogenomics". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108 (11): 4352–4357. doi:10.1073/pnas.1016106108. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 3060233Freely accessible. PMID 21368207. 
  2. ^ Sieburth, John McN.; Johnson, Paul W.; Hargraves, Paul E. (1988). "ULTRASTRUCTURE AND ECOLOGY OF AUREOCOCCUS ANOPHAGEFERENS GEN. ET SP. NOV. (CHRYSOPHYCEAE): THE DOMINANT PICOPLANKTER DURING A BLOOM IN NARRAGANSETT BAY, RHODE ISLAND, SUMMER 1985". Journal of Phycology. 24 (3): 416–425. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.1988.tb04485.x. ISSN 0022-3646. 

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