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The World of Protozoa, Rotifera, Nematoda and Oligochaeta

[ref. ID; 5772 (Vors, 1993)]


An informal group name suggested by Patterson (1989) to accommodate protists with tripartite tubular hairs, and the descendants of these organisms (bicosoecids, chrysophytes, pedinellids, labyrinthulids, oomycetes, hyphochytridiomycetes, slopalinids) (Stramenopiles as used by Patterson (1989) is an incorrect spelling if the etymology of the word is respected (straminopiles is Latin for "straw-hairs").