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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Yellow-green algae

Chlorophyll b is absent. Occurrence, Structure and Affinities Xanthophyta. In homothallic species antheridia and oogonia are generally produced on short branches close together on the filament.

This undivided multinucleate, single-celled filament is known as a coenocyte xanthophya may attain a length of several inches.

This is an alga which has both terrestrial as well as aquatic species. Contact our editors with your feedback. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Help us improve this article! Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics. Sivision is likely, however, that meiosis is zygotic and hence the vegetative filament is haploid Fig. They store polysaccharide under the form of chrysolaminarin and carbohydrates as oil droplets.

The oogonia are single or in groups, producing single egg, which is fertilized in place and develops thick walls to form an oospore.


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In the classification of Smiththere are six orders in the class Xanthophyceae, placed in the division Chrysophyta:. Vaucheria reproduces both asexually and sexually. Considering the simple structure of the plant body, the sexual reproduction is of fairly complicated nature.

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Yellow-green algae or the Xanthophyceae xanthophytes are an important group of heterokont algae. Genera include Botrydium and Vaucheria. Asexual reproduction is by zoospores or aplanospores and sexual reproduction iso- aniso- or oogamous.

There was a problem with your submission. You can learn more about this topic in the related xanthopgyta below. The entire protoplast of the zoosporangium contracts to form an oval mass.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Since this zoospore bears numerous chloroplasts and nuclei, xanyhophyta addition to the many flagella, it is considered a compound zoospore and is also known as a coenozoospore.

Introduction to the Xanthophyta

Here’s how it works: In some terrestrial species, if exposed to greater xanthophjta, the threads become septate and rows of cysts are formed giving rise to what is termed Gongrosira stage Fig.

Xanthophytes occur in a variety of forms — unicellular, colonial, filamentous, and siphonaceous; motile cells have two unequal-sized undulipodia flagella. The rhizoidal portion may be profusely or sparsely branched and has dense or vacuolated cytoplasm with many nuclei without plastids.


Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. There is frequently an excess of carotinoids over chlorophylls; moreover, xanyhophyta e appears to be restricted to this division. Plants are filamentous, irregularly or dichotomously branched coenocytic.

Because of the presence of significant amounts of chlorophyll a, Xanthophyceae species are easily mistaken for green algae. The Xanthophyta or Heterokontae are commonly known as yellow-green algae include only one class Xanthophyceae.

This page was last edited on 30 July difision, at 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.

Eventually one passes in and fuses with the nucleus of the egg resulting in the formation of oospore Fig. Coenocytic filamentous branched plant body attached to the substratum by specialized structure provided with rhizoids.

Thank You for Your Contribution! Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The thallus consists of a xanthlphyta, tubular, sparingly branched filament, which, in spite of its size, consists of one cell only as it lacks cross- walls. When the antherodium is mature, the antherozoids are set free through a terminal pore.