Chromera velia

Super Group: 
Chromista
Phylum: 
Chromerida
Family: 
Chromeraceae
Genus: 
Chromera
Species: 
velia
Authority: 
R.B.Moore et al., 2008

Diagnosis

Chromera velia is an autotrophic protist isolated from stony corals. C. velia possesses a chloroplast thought to be most closely related to the apicoplasts of non-photosynthetic apicomplexa. . The ventral side of the flagellated C. velia cell has two grooves extending from the anterior flagella insertion point with a ridge rising towards the anterior apex of the cell. The anterior flagellum is shorter than the posterior flagellum and possesses a distinct, small curved appendage. The insertion point of the anterior flagellum is partly enclosed by a flap extending from the cell. The posterior flagellum is approximately four times the length of the cell and possesses mastigonemes

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ASQME static network (beta)

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