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Glaucocystophytes

  1. Hainfried EA Schenk

Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003061

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Schenk, H. E. 2001. Glaucocystophytes. eLS. .

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  1. University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2001

Abstract

The glaucocystophytes are a small group of photosynthetic, unicellular algae that possess cyanobacteria-like plastids with prokaryotic peptidoglycans, coded in the cell nucleus; they are located on the base of the evolutionary tree towards higher plants.

Keywords:

  • Cyanophora;
  • Cyanoptyche;
  • Glaucocystis;
  • Gloeochaete;
  • Glaucocystophyta;
  • Peliaina;
  • chloroplast evolution;
  • cyanelle;
  • cyanome;
  • exogenosome;
  • intertaxonic combination;
  • metacyanome;
  • muroplast;
  • protoplastid;
  • symbiosis