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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bolidophyceae
L.Guillou & M.-J.Chrétiennot-Dinet
  • Parmophyceae van den Hoek et al. 1995 nom. nud.

Bolidophyceae is a class of photosynthetic heterokont picophytoplankton, and consist of less than 20 known species.[1][2][3] They are distinguished by the angle of flagellar insertion and swimming patterns as well as recent molecular analyses.[4] Bolidophyceaes are sister taxa to the diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) but lack characteristic theca or silica structures,[5] and have been proposed as an intermediate group between the diatoms and all other heterokonts.[4][6]



In the gallery, all scale bar represent 1 μm.


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  3. ^ Alverson Lab, University of Arkansas | Projects - Diatoms of North America
  4. ^ a b Guillou, Laure; Chrétiennot-Dinet, Marie-Josèphe; Medlin, Linda K.; Claustre, Hervé; Goër, Susan Loiseaux-de; Vaulot, Daniel (April 1999). "BOLIDOMONAS: A NEW GENUS WITH TWO SPECIES BELONGING TO A NEW ALGAL CLASS, THE BOLIDOPHYCEAE (HETEROKONTA)" (PDF). Journal of Phycology. 35 (2): 368–381. doi:10.1046/j.1529-8817.1999.3520368.x.
  5. ^ Daugbjerg, N.; Guillou, L. (March 2001). "Phylogenetic analyses of Bolidophyceae (Heterokontophyta) using gene sequences support their sister group relationship to diatoms". Phycologia. 40 (2): 153–161. doi:10.2216/i0031-8884-40-2-153.1.
  6. ^ Ichinomiya, Mutsuo; dos Santos, Adriana Lopes; Gourvil, Priscillia; Yoshikawa, Shinya; Kamiya, Mitsunobu; Ohki, Kaori; Audic, Stéphane; de Vargas, Colomban; Noël, Mary-Hélène; Vaulot, Daniel; Kuwata, Akira (22 March 2016). "Diversity and oceanic distribution of the Parmales (Bolidophyceae), a picoplanktonic group closely related to diatoms". The ISME Journal. 10 (10): 2419–2434. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.38. PMC 5030691. PMID 27003244. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  7. ^ M.D. Guiry (2016), AlgaeBase, World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway, retrieved 25 October 2016

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