Xanthophyta The Yellowgreen Algae

Life Cycle Vaucheria

The pigments in Xanthophyta are chlorophyll a, possibly chlorophyll e although there is some uncertainty related to a suspicion that its presence may be connected to limitations in extraction methods , and an abundance of carotenoid pigments. Motile cells have two unequal flagella a tinsel-type flagellum that extends anteriorly and a whiplash flagellum that trails posteriorly. There are approximately 400 species. The life cycle of Vaucheria is detailed as an example of this phyla. Vaucheria is...