Subphylum mastigophora, Biology

Subphylum Mastigophora

One or more flagella present in adult stages; autotrophic or heterotrophic nutrition; reproduction usually asexual by fission.

  • Class - Phytomastigophorea

Plant like flagellates; usually bearing chlorophyll or other pigments. Examples: Euglena, Volvox, Chilomonas, Noctiluca, Peranema,Chlamydomonas.

  • Class - Zoomastigophorea

Flagellates without chloroplasts; one to many flagella: amoeboid forms without flagella in some groups. Species mostly symbiotic.
Examples: Trichomonas, Trichonympha, Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Giardia.

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