cryptophyte


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cryptophyte

[′krip·tə‚fīt]
(botany)
A plant that produces buds either underwater or underground on corms, bulbs, or rhizomes.
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3], Secchi, total suspended solids (TSS), and biomass of cryptophytes (Bcry) were slightly negatively skewed, while specific conductivity (Cond) and number of species (Nsp) were slightly positively skewed.
Erken zooplankton prefer to eat small chrysophytes and cryptophytes, while small green algae with a thick cellulose shell are consumed in markedly smaller amounts.
Among the small algae (d < 40 gm) chlorophytes prevailed followed by cryptophytes and discoid diatoms (genera Cyclotella, Stephanodiscus, Cyclostephanos) and chrysophytes + haptophytes.
The majority of taxa associated with Ageratina luciae-brauniae and/or Solidago albopilosa are phanerophytes (40%) or hemicryptophytes (36%); 2% are chamaephytes, 13% are cryptophytes, and 9% are therophytes.