Crypthecodinium cohnii

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Crypthecodinium cohnii
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Dinoflagellata
Class: Dinophyceae
Order: Peridiniales
Family: Crypthecodiniaceae
Genus: Crypthecodinium
Species: C. cohnii
Binomial name
Crypthecodinium cohnii
(Seligo, 1886) Chatton in Grassé, 1952 [1]

Crypthecodinium cohnii is a species of dinoflagellate microalgae.[1] It is used industrially in the production of docosahexaenoic acid.[2]


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). "Crypthecodinium cohnii (Seligo, 1886) Chatton in Grassé, 1952". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Martek Biosciences Corporation (April 5, 2007). "History of Martek". Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2007.