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Chromists - Kingdom Chromista


Brown algae -Phaeophyceae- on the sandy beach
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The Kingdom Chromista contains plant-like organisms that possess chlorophyll a and c and other pigments that give them their yellow-brown color (fucoxanthin). Most of the chromists can perform photosynthesis, and all have two flagella (one with brush-like extensions) at some point in their life cycles.

Chromists were originally in the Kingdom Protista.

Examples of chromists: brown algae (e.g., kelp), water molds, diatoms.

Also Known As: Chromists
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