Coccolithophorida

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Coccolithophorida

[‚käk·ō‚lith·ə′fȯr·ə·də]
(botany)
A group of unicellular, biflagellate, golden-brown algae characterized by a covering of coccoliths.
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Dinoflagellates, cercozoa, eustigmatophytes, and haptophyte algae responded most dramatically to the gradual increase in salinity after the latest marine reconnection and during the warm and moist mid-Holocene climatic optimum.
At this point we have documented the presence of 35 genera of haptophytes, 55 genera of diatoms and 6 genera of dinoflagellates.