Diatoms are mostly asexual members of the phytoplankton. Where do diatoms live?
They have a characteristic apical complex that enables them to infect host cells.
Mass sexual reproduction in the toxigenic diatoms Pseudo-nitzschia australis and P.
An individual mixotroph loses its plastids, yet continues to survive.
A Its threadlike pseudopods dramatically increase its surface area to volume ratio.
Their life cycles are poorly understood.
Chlorophytes primarily inhabit freshwater and damp soil, and are a common component of plankton.
They are important members of communities surrounding deep - sea hydrothermal vents.
The Biology of Diatoms.
Chromalveolates include very important photosynthetic organisms, such as diatoms, brown algae, and significant disease agents in animals and plants.