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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Fritsch[2]. It is likely, however, that meiosis is zygotic and hence the vegetative filament is haploid Fig. Some species are unicellular organisms equipped with two unequal flagella that live as free-swimming individuals, but most species are filamentous. The cytoplasm opposite to the beak is clear, while in the rest of the ovum chloroplasts are present.

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Animal, kingdom Animaliaany of a group of multicellular eukaryotic organisms i. Formation of parthenospore has duvision been reported in some species. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Our editors will review what you’ve dovision, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. A large number of nuclei and chloroplasts along with cytoplasm stream into swollen tip which is cut off by a cross-wall differentiating the zoosporangium from the rest of the filament Fig.


Economic Importance of Algae Botany. The zygote germinates immediately into new individual without undergoing any resting period when meiosis takes place Fig.

Biology Notes on Xanthophyta | Algae

These are the same orders of the classification of Ettl[24] an updated version of the classic work by Pascher Xanthophyta The yellow- green algae are photosynthetic species of organisms belonging to the Xanthophyta Phylum, which is one of the phyla pertaining to the Chromista Group in the Protista Kingdom. They were once classified with the green algae division Chlorophyta on the….

Copeland treated the group as order Vaucheriacea: Opposite each nucleus arises a pair of flagella. Examples of xanthophytes repair the unequal flagella in the cells. The alga divisiion incapable of vegetative division.

Siphonous species have multiple tubular cells containing several nuclei. Thank You for Your Contribution! The method of liberation of zoospores from the mother cell is not definitely known, but it appears that it is accomplished by djvision gelatinization of apical portion in the vesicular wall Fig.

Asexual reproduction by means of multi-flagellate zoospores whose flagella are distributed throughout the entire body—coenozoospores. The oospore germinates and directly forms a new plant Fig.


Xanthophyta encompasses living species so far identified. Ophiocytium arbusculum Mischococcalesformerly Sciadium arbuscula.

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Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics. Answer Now and dkvision others. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. The antheridia are cylindrical, generally curved, producing many small biflagellate anterozoids. Asexual reproduction is by zoospores or aplanospores and sexual reproduction iso- aniso- or oogamous. All species are oogamous.

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Pascher included the Heterokontae in the Chrysophyta.

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The antheridium is a slender, curled hook-like tubular structure which is walled off from the rest of the filament Fig. 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 divieion rounded thick-walled tubers or cysts Fig.

These cells typically function as motile spores zoospores.