One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flagellated single-celled organism of a group that comprises euglena and its relatives.
Division (or phylum) Euglenophyta
- ‘The leucoplast genomes of the beech root parasite Epifagus virginiana, the oak parasite Conopholis americana, and the euglenoid Astasia longa display these characteristics.’
- ‘Endosymbiosis of green algal unicells with two different heterotrophs led to euglenoids and to chlororachniophytes.’
- ‘Group II introns are found in the mitochondria of plants and Fungi and the chloroplasts of euglenoids and algae, as well as in Bacteria such as Cyanobacteria and Proteobacteria.’
- ‘Group B therefore included all members of the Alveolata (ciliates, dinoflagellates, and apicomplexans) and the Discicristata (euglenoids and trypanosomatids) as well as the Heterokontophyta and green algae/plants.’
1Relating to organisms of the euglenoid group.
- ‘Up to 15 species of unicellular eukaryotes, including ciliates, testaceans, green algae, and euglenoid cells, are found as syninclusions with it.’
- 1.1 (of cell locomotion) achieved by peristaltic waves that pass along the cell, characteristic of the euglenoids.
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