Silva, Paul C. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Moe, Richard L. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
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A class of plants, comprising the yellow-green algae, in the chlorophyll a–c phylectic line (Chromophycota). Alternate names are Tribophyceae, derived from Tribonema, a filamentous member of the class, and Heterokontae, referring to the presence of two kinds of flagella on each motile cell. See also: Algae; Chromophycota
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