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Cyanidioschyzon(NIES-1332, 1804, 1805, 1806)
* Dotted lines indicate they may be polyphyletic
1. Galdieriaeae
2. Cyanidiaceae
  • Yoon, H. S. et al. (2006) Defining the major lineages of red algae (Rhodophyta). J. Phycol. 42: 482-492.                     

Unicelluar red algae with blue-greenish chloroplast. Most species inhabit in hot spring (high temperature, low pH). For Cyanidioschyzon merolae (NIES-1332), genome sequences of nucleus, chloroplast and mitochondrion have been reported.

Coccoid algae with cell wall possess single to many chloroplasts. Main photosynthetic pigment is C-phycocyanin. Golgi body is associated with ER. Asexual reproduction by binary fission or formation of endospores.

Cyanidioschyzon merolae (NIES-1332)