Pyrrhophyta


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Pyrrhophyta:

see Dinoflagellatadinoflagellata
, phylum (division) of unicellular, mostly marine algae, called dinoflagellates. In some classification systems this division is called Pyrrhophyta. There are approximately 2,000 species of dinoflagellates.
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Pyrrhophyta

[pə′räf·əd·ə]
(botany)
A small division of motile, generally unicellular flagellate algae characterized by the presence of yellowish-green to golden-brown plastids and by the general absence of cell walls.
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PYRRHOPHYTA Pyrrhophyceae Gonyaulacales Ceratiaceae Ceratium hirundinella (Muller) Peridiniales Peridiniaceae Peridinium aciculiferum (Lemm.
The dinoflagellate pellicular wall layer and its occurrence in the division Pyrrhophyta.