See also: chromista

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek χρῶμα (khrôma, color), in reference to the pigments that are visible in these algae. Coined by Thomas Cavalier-Smith in 1981 based on earlier names like Chromophyta.

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  1. A taxonomic taxon within the subkingdom Biciliata – all algae whose chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and c. [from 1981]
  2. A taxonomic kingdom within the superkingdom Eukaryota.[1]

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ruggiero MA, Gordon DP, Orrell TM, Bailly N, Bourgoin T, Brusca RC, et al. (2015) A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119248. PMID 25923521, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119248