heterokont

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heterokont

[′hed·ə·rō‚känt]
(biology)
An individual, especially among certain algae, having unequal flagella.
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Caption: Diatoms (top) with glasslike casings belong in the stramenopile supergroup.
Phylogenetic position of Blastocystis hominis and of Stramenopiles inferred from multiple molecular sequence date.
A review of group fililation of stramenopiles, additional approaches to the question.
In terms of morphology and lifestyle, the diversity exhibited by stramenopiles approaches that observed in other "higher" eukaryotic kingdoms.
The inclusion of the Phaeophyceae within the stramenopiles is supported by molecular (Bhattacharya and Druehl, 1988) and ultrastructural studies (Loiseaux and West, 1970; O'Kelly, 1987).
Exploring the uncultured microeukaryote majority in the oceans: reevaluation of ribogroups within stramenopiles.
One commonly encountered group of microscopic eukaryotes was the stramenopiles.
Representatives of the stramenopiles were again encountered, as well as members of Rhizaria and Alveolata.
The BP 3-10-cm fraction consisted mainly of nematode and stramenopile taxa up to January 2012, at which time it drastically shifted to a predominately annelid community.
Phylogenomic evidence for separate acquisition of plastids in cryptophytes, haptophytes, and stramenopiles.
The kinds of organisms detected from analysis of about 200 clones screened included Stramenopiles, 28%; Nematoda, 20%; Arthopoda, 20%; Alveolates, 12%; Acantharea, 12%; and Crenarchaeota, 8%.
Phagotrophic lineages such as the ciliates, cercomonads, and vahlkampfiid amoebae, as well as heterotrophic fungi and possibly myxotrophic lineages--as known to occur in members of the stramenopiles such as Ochromonas (Porter et al.