Thraustochytrium gaertnerium sp. nov.: a new thraustochytrid stramenopilan protist from mangroves of Goa, India.

@article{Bongiorni2005ThraustochytriumGS,
  title={Thraustochytrium gaertnerium sp. nov.: a new thraustochytrid stramenopilan protist from mangroves of Goa, India.},
  author={Lucia Bongiorni and Ruchi A. Jain and Seshagiri Raghukumar and Ramesh Kumar Aggarwal},
  journal={Protist},
  year={2005},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={303-15}
}
Thraustochytrids are ubiquitous, chemo-organotrophic, marine stramenipilan protists belonging to the class Labyrinthulomycetes. Their taxonomy is largely based on life cycle development stages. We describe here a new species of thraustochytrid isolated from mangroves of Goa, India. The organism is characterized by large zoosporangia with two distinct development cycles. In one, typical thalli with ectoplasmic net elements mature into zoosporangia that divide to form heterokont biflagellate… CONTINUE READING