Chromerida

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Chromerida
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Chromerida
Moore et al., 2008
Families

Chromerida is a phylum of alveolate protists,[1] which includes photosynthetic species Chromera velia[1] and Vitrella brassicaformis.[2] General features of the phylum include spherical cells each with a thick cell wall, chloroplast present with chlorophyll a only (no chlorophyll b or c), and an internal developing flagellum at some lifestages.

Carter Lab at University of Sydney has undertaken new experiments to isolate novel Chromerids, using the same methods that were used to isolate Chromera velia and Vitrella brassicaformis. These methods were agreed at the First Chromera Conference and Workshop held at the Heron Island Research Station, Queensland, Australia from November 21–25, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ "Morphology, Ultrastructure and Life Cycle of Vitrella brassicaformis n. sp., n. gen., a Novel Chromerid from the Great Barrier Reef". Protist 163: 306–323. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.09.001. 


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