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Scientific classification

Kawachi et al., 2002
  • Pinguiochrysidales

Pinguiophycidae Kawachi et al. 2002 stat. nov. Cavalier-Smith 2006

Pinguiophyceae is a class of marine Heterokontophyta.[1] It includes five species of unicellular organisms with high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the cytoplasm.[1] The other common features are the lack of cell wall and the tendency for flagella loss even on the stage of zoospore, which is unusual for heterokonts.[1] One species (Polypodochrysis teissieri) inhabits benthic substates (sometimes found the mucilage of other algae) and is able to produce lorica with one or more tubular necks.[2] The other species live in the plankton.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Kawachi, M., Inouye, I., Honda, D., O'Kelly, Ch. J., Bailey, J. C., Bidigare, R. R., Andersen, R. A. (2002). The Pinguiophyceae classis nova, a new class of photosynthetic stramenopiles whose members produce large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Phycological Research 50 (1): 31–47. Abstract
  2. ^ a b Kawachi, M., Noël, M. H., Andersen, R. A. (2002). Re-examination of the marine ‘chrysophyte’ Polypodochrysis teissieri (Pinguiophyceae). Phycological Research 50 (1): 91-100. Abstract
  3. ^ O’Kelly, C. J. (2002). Glossomastix chrysoplasta n. gen., n. sp. (Pinguiophyceae), a new coccoidal, colony-forming golden alga from southern Australia. Phycological Research 50 (1): 67-74. Abstract
  4. ^ Honda, D., Inouye, I. (2002). Ultrastructure and taxonomy of a marine photosynthetic stramenopile Phaeomonas parva gen. et sp. nov. (Pinguiophyceae) with emphasis on the flagellar apparatus architecture. Phycological Research 50 (1): 75-89. Abstract
  5. ^ Andersen, R. A., Potter, D., Bailey, J. C. (2002). Pinguiococcus pyrenoidosus gen. et sp. nov. (Pinguiophyceae), a new marine coccoid alga. Phycological Research 50 (1): 57-65. Abstract
  6. ^ Kawachi, M., Atsumi, M., Ikemoto, H., Miyachi, S. (2002). Pinguiochrysis pyriformis gen. et sp. nov. (Pinguiophyceae), a new picoplanktonic alga isolated from the Pacific Ocean. Phycological Research 50 (1): 49-56. Abstract