heterokont


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heterokont

[′hed·ə·rō‚känt]
(biology)
An individual, especially among certain algae, having unequal flagella.
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They evolved from heterotrophic flagellates and photosynthetic algae, both categories belong to the heterokonts [8]; some of them left the zoosporic aquatic behavior and have been adapted to the terrestrial conditions to become amphibians and widespread inhabitants of soils and humus [4].
Division 4 Heterokonts (Stramenopiles, Bearers of Mastigonemes)