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Description of Chilomonas

Colourless cryptomonads with a rostrate anterior, not phagocytic; furrow/gullet complex consisting of a vestibulum, a short furrow and long tubular gullet; both flagella with a unilateral row of tubular hairs; periplast has an inner single sheet with numerous ejectisome pores and a surface periplast component consisting primarily of fibrils. The periplastidal compartment contains leucoplasts lacking thylakoids numerous large starch grains, and several nucleomorphs located in the periplastidal space near the nucleus. Freshwater.
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Chilomonas is a genus of cryptophytes, including the species Chilomonas paramecium.[2] Chilomonas is a protozoa (heterotroph).


  1. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "'Chilomonas'". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. 
  2. ^ Bowen KR, Flanagan KB, Acree WE, Abraham MH (October 2006). "Correlating toxicities of organic compounds to select protozoa using the Abraham model". Sci. Total Environ. 369 (1-3): 109–18. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.05.008. PMID 16759684. 

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