Description of Euglenida
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Euglenozoa with a plicate cortex, a cortex formed by interlocking and sometimes fused proteinaceous plates running from the anterior of the cell to the posterior; cosmopolitan group of green or colourless, free-living or parasitic, freshwater or marine flagellates; elongate, spherical, ovoid, fusiform, cork-screwed or leaf-like, varying in length from 15µm to 500µm (or more); most genera are flagellated and motile but a few are sessile, including the colonial Colacium; total number of valid euglenoid species is probably about 1000.
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The only algal class of Euglenozoa: chloroplast with triple envelope
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- bibliographic citation
- Parker, S.P. (Ed.) (1982). Synopsis and classification of living organisms. McGraw Hill Book Company: New York, NY (USA). ISBN 0-07-079031-0. 1166, 1232 pp. Cavalier-Smith, T. (2016). Higher classification and phylogeny of Euglenozoa. <em>European Journal of Protistology.</em> 56: 250-276.