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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Phylum: Cryptophyta
Class: Cryptophyceae
Order: Pyrenomonadales
Family: Pyrenomonadaceae
Genus: Pyrenomonas

Pyrenomonas is a genus of cryptomonad.[dubious ]

One species is Pyrenomonas helgolandii.[1][2]

Pyrenomonas salina was characterized in 1990,[3] but has since been renamed to Rhodomonas salina.[4]


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  2. ^ Stibitz TB, Keeling PJ, Bhattacharya D (November 2000). "Symbiotic origin of a novel actin gene in the cryptophyte Pyrenomonas helgolandii". Mol. Biol. Evol. 17 (11): 1731–8. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026271. PMID 11070060. 
  3. ^ Hansmann P, Eschbach S (August 1990). "Isolation and preliminary characterization of the nucleus and the nucleomorph of a cryptomonad, Pyrenomonas salina". Eur. J. Cell Biol. 52 (2): 373–8. PMID 2081536. 
  4. ^ "The Rhodomonas salina mitochondrial genome: bacteria-like operons, compact gene arrangement and complex repeat region -- Hauth et al. 33 (14): 4433 -- Nucleic Acids Research". Retrieved 2009-06-24.