The Xanthophyta or Heterokontae are commonly known as yellow-green algae include only one class Xanthophyceae. This division has close relationship with. Xanthophyta (yellow-green algae) A division of algae in which the chloroplasts are yellow-green and which form motile cells with 1 long, forward-directed tinsel. Xanthophyta: Xanthophyta, division or phylum of algae commonly known as yellow-green algae.

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When exposed to drought the protoplasmic contents of the vesicle migrate into the rhizoids and divide to form thick-walled globose to ellipsoid coenocysts also known as cysts, which either germinate directly or produce zoospores Fig. Asexual reproduction is by zoospores produced singly in sporangia formed at the tips of branches. Filamentous species may be either siphonous or coenocytic. Xanthophyta yellow- green algae A division of algae in which the chloroplasts are yellow-green xanthopphyta which form motile cells with 1 long, forward-directed tinsel flagellum and 1 much shorter, backward-directed whiplash flagellum.

At maturity, numerous small male gametes, or antherozoids are formed. Xanthophyta encompasses living species so far identified. Plants are dioecious or monoecious. Answer Now and help others.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related xanthopgyta are covered. The plant body is differentiated into a pear-shaped or lobed aerial portion, also known as assimilator, may be one to two millimetres in diameter, and a branched, root-like underground rhizoidal portion’ Fig.

As an increasing number of species were examined, the separate division Xanthophyta was created for the following characters they possess: Copeland treated the group as order Vaucheriacea: In Botrydium tuberosum the protoplast of aerial vesicle migrates into the rhizoidal portion and collects at the ends of the rhizoids which become inflated and swell to develop into rounded thick-walled tubers or cysts Fig.


Plant body of unicellular multinucleate vesicular, globose or dichotomously branched aerial portion and a colourless rhizoidal portion; discoid chromatophores; asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores, aplanospores or resting spores; sexual reproduction isogamous.

Yellow-green algae

Xanthophyta A phylum of mostly freshwater organisms of the kingdom Protoctista, traditionally known as yellow- green algaethat possess carotenoid pigments including xanthinswhich are responsible for their colour, in addition to chlorophylls.

Chromulinales Chrysosphaerales Hibberdiales Hydrurales Phaeothamniales. The species now placed in the Xanthophyceae were formerly included in the Chlorophyceae. In the classification of Smiththere are six orders in the class Xanthophyceae, placed in the division Chrysophyta:.

Occasional formation of many biflagellate isogametes or anisogametes which fuse in pairs being liberated from the same vesicle to form zygote indicates that B. One example of a relatively common Xanthophyta is the class Vaucheria that gathers approximately 70 species, whose structure consists of several tubular filaments, sharing its nuclei and chloroplasts without septa. The filament and its branches grow by terminal elongation. There was a problem with your submission.

Plants are filamentous, irregularly or dichotomously branched coenocytic. They were once classified with the green algae division Chlorophyta on theā€¦.

All species are oogamous.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In some terrestrial species, if exposed to greater desiccation, the threads become septate and rows of cysts are formed giving rise to what is termed Gongrosira stage Xanhhophyta. Considering the simple structure of the plant body, the sexual reproduction is of fairly complicated nature.

See also Photosynthetic microorganisms; Protists.

Biology Notes on Xanthophyta | Algae

Ophiocytium arbusculum Mischococcalesformerly Sciadium arbuscula. Except in the siphonaceous forms each vegetative cell is uninucleate. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. These cells typically function as motile spores zoospores.


One line may have developed from an unicellular motile ancestry giving rise to xanthophta unicells which may be solitary or colonial.

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Introduction to the Xanthophyta

Allorge,[1] emend. Animal, kingdom Animaliaany of a group of multicellular eukaryotic organisms i. In a classification presented by van den Hoek, Mann and Jahnsbased on the level of organization of the thallusthere are seven orders:. Yellow-green algae or the Xanthophyceae xanthophytes are an important group of heterokont algae. The Xanthophyta or Heterokontae are commonly known as yellow-green algae include only one class Xanthophyceae.

Yellow-green algaeclass Xanthophyceaeclass of approximately species of algae in the division Chromophyta, most of which inhabit fresh water. They live mainly in freshwater, although some species are found in seawater spreading along the bottom like a carpet.

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Xanthophyta synthesize chlorophyll a and smaller amounts of chlorophyll c, instead of the chlorophyll b of plants; and the cellular structure usually have multiple chloroplasts without nucleomorphs. This is a question and answer forum for students, teachers and general visitors for exchanging articles, answers and notes.

When the antherodium is mature, the antherozoids are set free through a terminal pore. Embedded in the cytoplasmic layer are numerous, small disk-shaped-or elliptical chloroplasts containing a greater proportion of xanthophyll with no pyrenoids, many nuclei, and many oil globules, oil being the reserve food.