Cyanidioschyzon merolae

  title={Cyanidioschyzon merolae},
  author={Shinya Miyagishima and Sachihiro Matsunaga and Naoki Sato and Hisayoshi Nozaki and Kan Tanaka and Osami},
  booktitle={Springer Singapore},
Cyanidioschyzon merolae is a unicellular alga without a cell wall that inhabits sulfuric hot springs. It is a member of the red algae Cyanidiales that diverged from other red algal lineages approximately 1.3–1.4 billion years ago. Cyanidiales are the only eukaryotes and phototrophic organisms found in sulfuric hot springs, but some rare species have also been found in nonthermal and/or neutrophilic environments. They are classified into three genera, namely, Galdieria, Cyanidium, and… CONTINUE READING

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