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Photosynthetic pigments in dinoflagellates / Francisco Rodríguez, José L. Garrido, Carole Llewellyn

Dinoflagellates: Classification, Evolution, Physiology and Ecological Significance".

Swansea University Author: Carole Llewellyn

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Dinoflagellates exhibit the richest pigment composition among microalgae. Their diverse trophic modes and evolutionary histories, with multiple losses and acquisition of plastids, turn them into a sample book of many other protist, and even prokaryote, pigment suites. Unfortunately, pigment analyses...

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Published in: Dinoflagellates: Classification, Evolution, Physiology and Ecological Significance".
ISBN: 978-1-53617-888-3
Published: Nova Science Publishers 2020
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa54769
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Abstract: Dinoflagellates exhibit the richest pigment composition among microalgae. Their diverse trophic modes and evolutionary histories, with multiple losses and acquisition of plastids, turn them into a sample book of many other protist, and even prokaryote, pigment suites. Unfortunately, pigment analyses have not always been documented, either due to the lack of cultures or the opportunity in obtaining them as a complementary information in addition to morphological and molecular characters. Here we review the major pigment groups previously reported in dinoflagellates, and also discuss the plastid types found within them (with or without pigment data), described as obligate endosymbionts fully integrated in the host, temporary kleptochloroplasts or in endo/ectocytobionts of eukaryotic and prokaryotic nature.
Keywords: carotenoids, chlorophylls, chloroplast, dinoflagellates