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Dinophyceae includes groups like Lessardiaceae, Kolkwitziellaceae, and Pfiesteriaceae. It is a heterotrophic.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/heterotrophy
  • Definition: Deriving energy from consuming organic matter. Pure heterotrophic organisms contain no functioning plastids or photosynthetic pigments, and show evidence for consumption of organic particles or prey. (Barton, AD, Finkel, ZV, Ward, BA, Johns, DG, Follows, MJ. 2013. On the roles of cell size and trophic strategy in North Atlantic diatom and dinoflagellate communities. Limnol. Oceanogr., 58(1), 2013, 254–266. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0254)
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